Lesson Study: Preparing for AS Essay Writing

Another brilliant example of the Lesson Study JPD process in action


Following on from my first foray with Lesson Study, documented in this post, I had the pleasure of joining forces with the two-person Economics team at KEGS to form another Lesson Study trio.  Using the NTEN guidance, we went through the following process:

Initial meeting:  Discussion of a possible focus and plan of action. 

Jon and Manna identified the issue of securing essay outcomes that match the examination criteria more closely following teaching phases and class discussions.  It is a common challenge for students to translate their learning into a format that shows their understanding in a way that secures the highest possible mark; often students think they’ve understood the concepts, the analysis, the graphs and case studies but don’t bring it all together effectively in response to a question in timed conditions.

We planned a lesson based around the idea of using exemplars from former students and…

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