4. Creating the classroom programme: a model

Known as the “Multi-Dimensional Model", this structure takes the Model of Needs and Conceptual Planning and uses their components to create a practical and very flexible framework for classroom programming:

Multi-Dimensional Model

  • “Opening our minds” – beginning with an introductory challenge
  • “Establishing our data” – a research phase
  • “Exploring our ideas” – make/create/do: a hands-on creative and exploratory phase
  • “Examining our thinking” – think/reason/discuss: a debating and reflective phase
  • “Evaluating our learning” – a critiquing and assessing phase.