Rationale Scheme of Work

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The rationale for my scheme of work (see appendix 1) is to meet both the learners’ needs and the curriculum requirements. Edexcel is the awarding body who supply the syllabus which gives the framework for delivery and assessment of the subject matter. The Edexcel ITQ Level 2 Certificate curriculum requirements will be met by learners completing practical work-related tasks. They will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The content and structure are the most obvious features of any Scheme of Work, since it is the whole syllabus of what is going to be delivered, how it is going to be delivered and when it will be delivered, therefore I have used a logical…show more content…
• Integrate learning by linking knowledge within and between the functional areas. • Spend time planning and developing their work. • Make choices, think creatively and act independently.

Expert teachers generally are comfortable with a wide range of instructional strategies, and they vary them skillfully with the nature of the learning task and learners’ needs (Berliner, 1986).

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. Differentiated Classroom : Responding to the Needs of All Learners.
Alexandria, VA, USA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 1999. p 61. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/staffordshire/Doc?id=10115178&ppg=68 Copyright © 1999. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. All rights reserved.

Independent practice that allows students to extend skills or knowledge on their own
“Differentiation is the process whereby teachers meet the need for progress through the curriculum by selecting appropriate teaching methods to match the individual student’s learning strategies within a group situation.”
J.Visser, Differentiation and the Curriculum, University of Birmingham, 1993

Why differentiate?
Every learner is an individual and has his or her own specific learning needs.
Each will be influenced by previous experiences including cultural influences.
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