Why Modelling?

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Why Modelling?…

Class Teaching

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Director of Science, Steph Temple.  Steph started the session by apologising for her powerpoint and saying that she wasn’t much of a powerpoint person…which probably explains why she was leading this session!

Modelling is one of our 6 pedagogical principles, but as Steph explained brilliantly in her session, they do not work in isolation.  They are very much interlinked.  So whilst modelling is important in terms of showing students how to apply the knowledge and skills that they have been taught, it also very much interwoven with explanation and questioning.  When we are explaining things, especially in science, we model our thinking to help students understand these complex ideas, whilst questioning them to gauge their understanding.

So, why do we model?

So that students know what to do with the knowledge and skills.

For example…

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