By Andy Tharby
Modelling is the bit in the middle. It is the teaching stage that comes between the teacher’s explanation of a task or procedure and students’ practice of this stage or procedure. It is also the stage that is so often left out or not given enough attention by teachers. Modelling has a number of purposes: to lift the veil on hidden thinking; to demonstrate and break down step-by-step procedures; and to provide excellent examples for students to emulate.
Without careful modelling, many students are left feeling rudderless and all at sea. They have little conception of what…
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