LOCK-STEP IS THE WAY
This is pure Mastery Learning.
They complete each exercise one at a time with the teacher guiding them to make an accurate response. In the exercises below, the responses have been inserted. Please click:
TEACH STUDENTS TO WRITE COMPLEX SENTENCES
MASTERY WRITING FROM WORLD HISTORY 1
MASTERY WRITING FROM WORLD HISTORY 2
MASTERY WRITING FROM WORLD HISTORY 3
ARCHIVE ON MASTERY LEARNING
It focuses on the basics. Research is beyond most students. They have no background knowledge. Libraries are empty and computers are not available.
Most students have no background knowledge on which to make a reasoned statement. Who is the Prime Minister of Australia? Nilson Mandeela. Most students do not value knowledge. Please click:
EDUCATION IS NOT EDUCATION IN PNG
FRUSTRATION OF AN EXPATRIATE TEACHER
There is considerable confusion in PNG schools about writing skills. Teachers promote grammar and think this develops writing. No. Only writing develops writing. Please click:
There needs to be strict logical order to the patterns and progression of skills from simple to complex. There should not be confusion caused by skills set down out of order.
Exercises in mathematics run to strict one step, two step and three step exercises and more. Any mastery exercise that is too large should be broken down to component exercises. Then it can be built up again as part of the Mastery progression. Please click:
MASTERY LEARNING IN MATHEMATICS
With the aid of a modem, all schools could convert their computers to internet for access to a specialized website such as this one.
There is no place for elitist teachers on the team who want to make the work difficult. That is not the aim of Mastery Learning.
It is not meant to allow slow students to struggle forever. Nor clever students to be bored forever. Exercises can become increasingly challenging at the higher levels.
Education is not simply preparation for university. It is to prepare all for living. We do not have to be Einstein to live. We do not have to be discriminated against by elitist teachers. We all have the right to master as much as we can in the time allowed. Please click:
KEEP ACADEMICS AWAY FROM CURRICULUM
All students must work through the same exercises across every primary and high school in the nation. This will require constant input to and from the design teams subject by subject. Below are sequences from science for the middle grades. Please click:
MASTERY LEARNING ON BODY HEAT
MASTERY LEARNING IN FRICTION
BRAIN STORMING MASTERY LEARNING
WORK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 10
We plan to make a submission for a resource book of mastery exercises for schools to be presented to the Department of Education for authorization to publish.