LESSON PLAN DESIGN
© H. Jurgen Combs
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEARNER
Research indicates that teachers spend more of their time when planning on learner characteristics than any other part of the planning process. There are several major influences which impact on the learning: personality (which includes learning style, anxiety, and self-concept), ability and achievement, home and family and peers. Knowing as much as possible about your students enables you to become familiar with their learning needs.
As you plan for your lesson, you need to consciously consider the students' characteristics in the above areas and plan your lesson to meet their specific needs.