Revision coasts

I’m beginning to utilise some ideas from Helen Young’s course earlier in the week. For the first time in my career I have drafted a revision timetable for students. Each week will focus upon a topic,  supported by a knowledge and a past papers session at dinner or after the College day.

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We give students revision notes but I’m concerned that their use of these (Am I being optimistic?) is passive, as a result I’m putting together A5 mini-booklets for each of the topics. The aim is for students to use these alongside their class and revision notes.

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Feel free to download a copy and adapt to your syllabus. Clicking on the image above will (should) take you to a copy of the file. (1mb docx).

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4 Comments

  1. Kevin
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    “I’m concerned that their use of these (Am I being optimistic?) is passive”

    😀 – know what you mean (about the optimism that they are used at all, and about the passive use of revision resources – Cloze exercises can be a bit naff but often that’s the only way I can get my bonny bairns to actually revise actively…)

  2. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Thinking back to my school days we weren’t given revision notes but expected to produce our own. The emphasis has shifted from student to teacher as we try to maximise achievement; but I feel by providing summaries we take away the opportunity for students to develop this particular skill. Do we promote the idea by just reading them it will bring success?

    It then makes me reflect on the nature
    of class notes and their organisation. Are they fit for purpose? Are we ignoring organisation and care of the written product in class because it is seen at the expense of learning?

  3. Tracy Firmin
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    My students found this realy helpful this year – I adapted it to put together one on rivers and one on weather. if you would like copies let me know

  4. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind comment.

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