Study of STEM Learning
Researchers of curriculum and instruction distinguish between “intended curriculum” and “implemented curriculum.” Intended curriculum includes curriculum materials such as textbook, handouts, lesson plan, and goals and activities that the teacher specified and planned for her lesson. Implemented curriculum is what actually happens in the classroom and how students experience it. The goal of the independent observations is to describe implemented curriculum as close as possible to the way students experience it. Often these observations are supplemented with pre- and post-interviews with the teacher to determine how well the implemented curriculum is aligned with the curriculum intended by the teacher (teacher-stated goals). This guide is intended to provide an overview of the six introduction questions related to the overall nature of the lesson and to explain each of the eight observation dimensions and the associated elements of each dimension. Classroom Observation Protocol - Training Guide
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