Group 3

Group Participants
  • Yani
  • Shirley

Original Lesson Title
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Original Lesson Description / Plan
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5 mins
Paul’s Reasoning Model
T introduces the Paul’s Reasoning Model
10 mins

5 mins

5 mins

30 mins

30 mins


Analysis of essay questions to identify pertinent issues

Evaluate various challenges to select the one most important

Recalling examples

Applying Paul’s Reasoning Model

Presentation skills

Class discussion
The class identifies various challenges Singapore is facing by analysing issues asked for in ‘A’ Level Cambridge’s Paper 1 GP questions.
Students form groups of 4 or 5 and each group is asked to select a perspective by drawing lots. They are to keep their points-of-view a secret because the class will have to guess after their presentations at the end.

Group Work
Based on the perspective they have picked, groups identify the most important issue/challenge they face in Singapore.

They must then identify the available solutions to these challenges. These will make up the ‘evidence’ component of the wheel. (Remind students about Budget 09)

Groups then use the Paul’s Reasoning Model to analyse and evaluate the main challenge they have identified to be most important from their selected point-of-view.

Class Presentations
Each group presents their analysis and evaluations.
The rest of the class guess the point-of-view and ask questions.

5 mins
Reflection
Reflection

Students reflect on what they have learnt for the day by writing their thoughts on the worksheet.




notes from Chris ...

  • is there a standard template in Singapore for displaying lesson plans? ... or is it totally up to individual schools or individual teachers?
  • are lesson plans mapped against particular standards in Singapore
  • are cross curriculum areas included in lesson plans ... e.g. ICT, ESL, multicultural, citizenship, special needs etc
  • are lesson plans mapped to the Sg General paper?
  • how is Assessment, Recording and Reporting integrated into Lesson Planning in Sg?
  • is this lesson plan for a specific time period?
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Research
We visited various websites that provided us with information on the task, such as
http://www.gov.sg/
http://www.singstat.gov.sg/
http://theonlinecitizen.com/
www.expatsingapore.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmi2XuSifq0



New Tools and Resources
Did you learn of any new tools, websites, applications .... or classroom management strategies ... put links to them if on the web .... also give an assessment ... useful or not ... useful in another situation.




New lesson incorporating ICT

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Pre-requisites
Students are assumed to have knowledge of video and audio recording and editing skills.

1 period







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1 period

Paul’s Reasoning Model

Analysis of essay questions to identify pertinent issues







Evaluate various challenges to select the one most important


Analyzing assumptions







Presentation skills





T introduces the Paul’s Reasoning Model

Group Work
Students form groups of 4 or 5 and each group is asked to select a perspective by drawing lots.

Groups predict the challenges they face as their selected persona and justify why these are a major concern for them.

Their choice of perspectives/point of views are:

- 12 year old student
- 23 year old fresh graduate
- 60 year old cleaner
- 45 year old PMET
- 30 year old foreign/migrant worker

Groups discuss and come up with a list of interview questions. Sample questions that follow the PRM, are provided.

Field Work to be completed outside curriculum hours
Group will interview members of the public that fit their perspectives using questionnaire/list of interview questions based on PRM.

Students must interview at least 3 people
and record their views on audio or video ICT platforms.

Students must then edit the videos/podcast into short clips (3-5 mins)

Group Presentations Preparation

Based on the perspective they have picked, groups identify the most important issue/challenge they face in Singapore and assess if their predictions prior to the exercise were correct.

Students analyse their assumptions when predicting the challenges. If their predictions are inaccurate, students must debunk their assumptions.

Independent Research + Consolidation (group)
Students utilise various search tools to substantiate their findings.

- examples
- statistics etc.
-- using Google documents

They must then identify the available solutions to these challenges. These will make up the ‘evidence’ component of the wheel.

Group must evaluate solutions and choose 3 feasible ones using PRM.

Group Presentations

Groups show their media clip/PPT to the class and explain the following:

- the main challenges their interviewees face
- the reasons/causes for the most important challenges/issues faced
- offer the most plausible solutions to these issues
- any assumptions they made and why
- if there were any assumptions debunked, and why

PowerPoint slides and media clips will then be uploaded for sharing.

Reflection
Students comment/reflect on other groups’ presentations online.





Assessment



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NOTE from CHRIS ...... ASK ME ABOUT BACKUP