Research shows that by being ‘active’ and involved in the process of language learning, learners are able to retain information and knowledge more effectively. Prison regimes can foster passiveness among offender learners, so it is particularly important to provide stimulating lessons with a high degree of interaction in their ESOL class.
This module is about building more active learning strategies throughout your ESOL teaching in prison. It explores why you should use active learning and helps you consider ways of making learning and activities more lively and collaborative. This includes looking in detail at effective starts to lessons, participative methods and drawing sessions to a close using plenaries to check learning.