Unit 3

Understanding the Classroom 

Introduction

The aim of this Unit is to develop an understanding of the classroom through observation, reflection, reading and discussion.

By the end of the Unit, you will have produced several pieces of reflective writing which explore your growing awareness of classroom contexts as seen through multiple perspectives. You will also have gained a better understanding of the value of classroom observation for teacher professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Unit, students will have

  • carried out classroom observations for different purposes
  • reflected upon the value and process of classroom observation
  • considered some of the factors that contribute to the quality of the classroom environment, such as social and emotional aspects, and individual needs.
  • produced several pieces of reflective writing, summarising awareness of the issues covered in the Unit