Redesigning a Worksheet
With a view to going into teacher training after the dip course, I’ve recently been observing one of our trainers on our current teachers courses. In the latest session, on teaching receptive skills, the trainer, Ed, gave the teachers a handout/worksheet.
I found that Ed’s worksheet had some great content, and liked that it served as a reminder for teachers not only of the individual tasks but also the overall session structure. Aesthetically I felt it could be improved though, so with Ed’s permission I decided to redesign it – a kind of experiment, if you will. Here’s what I started with, with my revision below.
Ed’s handout / worksheet (with a few of my own scribbles made during the session):
My revision of Ed’s worksheet is below. The main things I’ve gone for are clarity of session stages and space for teachers’ notes. Personally I find it much easier on the eye – although it spreads onto a third page, there’s more space around and so easier to navigate and process. Comments welcome. 🙂