Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT) guide the development of student sophisticated thinking and rely on educator professional judgement and adaptation.
- Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching all focus on students' thinking skills.
- MELT are best used to scaffold thinking skill development in repeated use so that MELT become thinking routines for students.
- Engaged teachers are vital for this process, for MELT provides broad guidelines, but educators typically change the terminology to make MELT fluid and learning active.
This webinar is on the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching, or MELT for short, and begins the conversations around the open-access Springer book of the same name. The MELT not only foster, but rely on, the professional judgement of teachers to design and implement learning that students get their teeth into…. (continues below) Date: … Continue reading "Webinar: Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT): forging connections"
The open-access Springer book, the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching: Connecting Sophisticated Thinking from Early Childhood to PhD, spans not only educational sectors but learning paradigms and subjects/disciplines. The book uses the seven questions of MELT as its seven chapters’ titles. Chapter 1 ‘What is our purpose?’ concludes (p25): The billion human brains that … Continue reading "MELT, for a fluid sense of purpose in education?"
This post is especially for you if you are attending the workshop at the Virtual Council on Undergraduate Research Biennial Conference, 1 July, 2020: 1.15pm-3.15 pm ET: Connecting curriculum-integrated research in Teacher Education to critical thinking, problem-solving, and teaching skills. The word document for the workshop can be downloaded before it starts Word doc for … Continue reading "Connecting curriculum-integrated research in Teacher Education to critical thinking, problem-solving, and teaching skills."