Learning Plans for Student Scaffolding

Year: 2001

Author: Chng, Vivien Lee Looi, Polytechnic, Temasek, Coombs, Steven

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

We all know that lesson plans are introduced to initial teachers as an initial management tool for scaffolding organizational learning, but little work has been done to connect the ideal scaffolds for individualized student learning. Our research project has investigated and developed the practical classroom implementation of Learning Plans as a personal task-management scaffold for student learning.

The teacher's role in enabling self-organized learning for large groups of students can be achieved through the deployment of Learning Plans, which converts teacher-centered curriculum management into student-centered learning tasks. This paper briefly considers the pedagogical practice behind this innovative curriculum reform initiative in the context of a recently completed research project in Singapore.