Learner Development College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation
Scaffolding Oral Task Difficulty to Enhance Engagement and Performance
Sat, Nov 13, 12:45-13:10 Asia/Tokyo
Low-level students often struggle to speak up within orally interactive classwork due to problems with confidence, anxiety, and task difficulty. Participants will be introduced to a powerful three-stage scaffolding model for tasks which helps students improve fluency over time by better preparing, checking, and reviewing planned speech. Recent data on the influence of the model on engagement and performance will be shared and guidance given on applying the model to any language learning context.