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I’ve started so I’ll finish – tools to introduce learning intentions


Looking for a different way to introduce the learning intentions or objectives at the beginning of a lesson or teaching session?

Many teachers have found that using a novel approach to introduce what is going to be the focus of a teaching session can change the engagement of learners right at the beginning of a session. And many teachers have shared ideas for various approaches to introducing the focus of learning.

What are learning objectives?

Click here for a link to Scotland’s Journey to Excellence which sets out where sharing learning intentions fits into the overall learning and teaching process.

 Click here for a definition of learning objectives by Dr David Matheson

Click here for resources from Australia explaining how learning intentions and learning objectives fit into the overall formative assessment model – assessment for learning.

Ways to Introduce Learning Objectives

Ways to Introduce Learning Objectives – a host of ideas shared by a variety of teachers, some using just a different form of words, while others using a specific online tool (whether presneting the words jumbled on an interactive whiteboard for pupils to re-arrange, or using an image of the words hidden by tiles to be revealed bit by bit, or an image of the learning intentions text changed into a jigsaw for pupils to talk about the individual words as they are pulled together to form the full text in the cirrect sequence.

The range of free to use online tools which enable teachers to quickly put these ideas into practice, as well as the ideas for simply presenting information with a creative twist, all aim to give a more engaging ways, rather than to simply presenting information in the same format each time.

Click here to view the different ways of introducing the learning objectives as a Slideshare presentation

So how do you introduce learning objectives?

After you’ve browsed the ideas in the presentation you too can add your ideas which have worked for you and your learners. So how do you introduce learning objectives?

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