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Online Lessons

Failure to Function Adequately (Online Lesson)

  • Levels: AS, A Level
  • Exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR

This online lesson takes you through this definition of abnormality, covering the intricate AO1 details about how it defines abnormal behaviour, and the critical evaluation skills you will need to answer exam style questions.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY IN THIS ONLINE LESSON

  • The criteria for judging whether someone is failing to function or not
  • Ways to improve your exam skills and responses to exam questions
  • Way to create mark schemes and use them for peer assessment

HOW TO USE THIS LESSON

Follow along in order of the activities shown below. Some are interactive game-based activities, designed to test your understanding. Others are based on short videos, that include activities for you to think about and try at home.

If you would like to download a simple worksheet to accompany the video activities, you can download it here. Alternatively, just use a piece of paper

VIDEO ACTIVITY 1

In this video activity, you will explore the different elements of what ‘failing to function’ means

VIDEO ACTIVITY 2

In this video and activity, you will take some of the key concepts in this definition, and explore them further with some critical thinking.

Test your understanding of some of the key elements of what has been covered using this multi-choice quiz.

VIDEO ACTIVITY 3

In this video you will use your evaluation skills to develop responses to a variety of tasks and questions.

Now, take a few minutes to play a quick game. Can you match the key phrases relating to failure to function adequately with their definitions?

VIDEO ACTIVITY 4

In this video you will develop your exam and critical thinking skills and explore some exam style questions to assess your learning.

VIDEO ACTIVITY 5

In this video you will develop mark schemes and implement them to practice your peer assessment skills.

Before you finish, try this last activity. You will be given the first part of a question and must eliminate any 'impossible answers'. When the full question is revealed choose the correct answer to score points.

Additional reading/task

Use this link to read about ‘agoraphobia’. This can be a very disabling condition and symptoms vary between people. This is a good example to use when considering how to apply ‘failure to function adequately’ to real life situations. Read the information and decide how this phobia fits into the definition of ability. You can also think about whether someone with this phobia would still be deemed abnormal, despite the changes in technology that have emerged over the last 10 years or so.

ADDITIONAL TEACHER GUIDANCE

This online lesson comprises:

  • 5 x video-based activities, totalling around 30 minutes of guided video
  • 20-25 minutes (throughout the videos) of "thinking time" and short activities
  • 3 interactive games, reviewing knowledge of failure to function adequately - these games can be played several times

If students complete all tasks fully, we would estimate that this online lesson will require around 1.5 hours work.

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