2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 21, 2009
HUB Ballroom

Session Description



Lesson Plans in Action

Eleanor Wakefield (Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma)

I did my research by observing a class that relied on a very minimal written lesson plan and comparing it to levels of lesson plans I have used in my own practice as a community-college level writing teacher, which vary from minimal to extremely detailed. By assessing the effects of such lesson plans on the actual classroom experience, I hope to combine theory and practice in a way that is useful for other teachers in assessing their own teaching preparation.

This poster will show examples of kinds of lesson plans--divided by level of detail--and discuss pros and cons of using these types in the classroom. The goal of this project is to reassess personal teaching methods and provide a forum for teachers (and students of teaching) to do the same by providing examples and context. This project is ideal for the SoTL conference because the forum will allow for conversation between teachers about a part of teaching that tends to be more private--that is, planning--and can provide us with a chance to try something new.



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