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Lesson Plans

There is specific provision in the MAS project, for developing lesson plans for practice. Drawing on Anstey’s and Bull’s guidelines for teaching in and through multiliteracies pedagogy (2006, p.64), the lesson plans should follow the below design principles:

  • Locating theme-scope based on learning needs and objectives
    • – identify learning outcomes that would be meaningful to students, relevant to their interests and literacy identities
    • – use authentic texts and real life contexts
    • – engage students in the four reading practices (FRM)
  • Selection of multiliteracy texts and resources
    • – pursue a balance of paper, electronic and live texts, semiotic systems used , genre and delivery platform
    • – ensure engagement with all four practices (FRM)
  • Consumption and Production of Texts
    • – analyse texts and themes in terms of the strategies, skills and knowledge students need to engage with them.
    • – practice engagement in the activities planned and ensure that all four practices are addressed
    • – consider students prior knowledge
  • Planning teaching strategies
    • – ensure balance between real-life and simulated activities
    • – organise strategies to include presentation of new knowledge and revision of previous taught.
    • – use all four practices and  address the four areas of productive pedagogies for a multiliterate pedagogy

MAS project

These pages unfold in the context of a funded investigation awarded by the the Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes “RESTART 2016 – 2020” and in particular DIDAKTOR programme. The project (POST-DOC/0916/0248) is entitled “Museum Affinity Spaces (MAS): Re-imagining Museum-School Partnerships for the 21st century through a Multiliteracies Lens” will run from November 2018 until October 2020.

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