15.00 - 16.00
Miles Craven: Effective Scaffolding – Two practical techniques
Most students need support in order to able to communicate freely and effectively in English. The kind of support we give, and how we provide it, can be vital to the success of classes we teach. Getting the approach right, offering the right kind and amount of ‘scaffolding’, can help learning to flow smoothly and naturally. If we get it wrong, classes can falter, and the classroom can quickly become a difficult and exasperating place for both learners and teachers. The question this webinar will address is; What kind of support can we offer our students, and how best can we deliver it?
Clearly, no single approach will suit all learners. Students from diverse learning backgrounds, and at varied ability levels, will benefit from different approaches. In this session, Miles Craven will demonstrate two very different, yet equally practical, approaches that teachers can use to support their learners in the classroom: Scripted dialogues (where all, or almost all, of the words are provided) and Mind maps (which help students think and interact creatively). Each approach will be explained and demonstrated, with ideas and activities that teachers will be able to use in their very next class.