Upshifts to Facilitate Student Comprehension

In this podcast, Mark Brooke explores how he teaches dense theoretical concepts in his content and language integrated module entitled Sport and Socialization. In particular, he demonstrates how he uses upshifts where theorising is foregrounded to facilitate his teacher talk. The text and figure representing some of the text’s meanings are presented below and discussed […]

Less is more: a simple lesson design that elicits complex exchange

by Derek Wong    In SP1541, students discuss in groups how popular science book chapters appeal to their audience. After 4 weeks, I found the classroom atmosphere quite interactive, and I wanted to challenge students with more open discussion in the class. So, during the group reporting stage, I added impromptu follow-up questions based on […]