Opinion pieces, Professional reflections

The importance of scaffolding your definitions

In terms of vocabulary that learners (any learners) are presented in any content based mainstream lesson, we can distinguish between content-obligatory and content-compatible vocabulary. 

Content-obligatory vocabulary is the sort of vocabulary necessary to master the objectives and key concepts of a lesson. These words and phrases are directly supportive of

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Professional reflections

‘Drawing sentences’

The title relates to something I touched on rather briefly in my 40-minute workshop/session at a recent ResearchED conference in Oxford; something which seems to have generated some interest both at and following the event – on Twitter. 

I hasten to add that what is about to follow can and,

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