PLANNING A TOPIC – EIGHT TEACHING STEPS ENDORSED BY UINICEF

Step 1: Choose the topic (content of local topic correspond to 15% flexible component of the national curriculum).

Step 2: Choose resources.
Q. Which resources suit this topic best?

Step 3: Finding out what the students already know.
Q. What do the students already know about this topic?
Q. What else about the topic are they interested in finding out?
Q. How will the children tell me what they know?

Step 4: Write understandings about the topic.
Q. What do we want the children to learn about?

Step 5: Introduce the new resources that will help the children learn about the topic.

Step 6: Develop the topic through the different curriculum areas (e.g. mathematics, Vietnamese language/ethnic minority language, art…).

Step 7: Allow the students to share what they have learnt about the topic.

Step 8: Assess the student’s learning. Evaluate the teaching strategies.

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