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RPMS Classroom Observation Simulation Materials with Sample DLP

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Simulation refers to the imitation of real-world activities and processes in a safe environment. Simulations aim to provide an experience as close to the ‘real thing’ as possible; however, a simulated activity has the advantage of allowing learners to ‘reset’ the scenario and try alternative strategies and approaches. This allows learners to develop experience of specific situations by applying their wider learning and knowledge.
The approach is frequently used in disciplines where students need to develop skills and experience but safety issues or cost considerations prevent this happening in the real-world. For example, medical simulators allow students to practice diagnosis and treatment on dummies that can react in sophisticated and fairly realistic ways; whereas, trainee pilots (and aeronautical engineering students) use flight simulators to learn how an aircraft would react in a variety of conditions without ever leaving the ground. However, while the use of simulation is obvious and well established in these areas, it does exist in others, such as the ‘moot’ or simulated courtroom in Law, and could be applied in still more. In some disciplines, the difference between a simulation and a role-play exercise may be negligible, particularly where the exercise is focused on interactions between people.

Classroom Observation Process

This document features the steps undertaken by teachers and observers in doing the classroom observation in the RPMS cycle.

RPMS Classroom Observation Simulation Materials with Sample DLP

Classroom Observation Process
Inter-Observer Agreement Form_Proficient Teacher
Sample DLP for Classroom Observation Simulation
Observation Notes Form
Rating Sheet_Proficient Teacher
Understanding Classroom Observation Process


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