Guided is a place to learn with an expert.
- provides opportunity for differentiated instruction
- can be delivered to large group, small group or individual learners
- should lead learners to increasing independence.
Guided learning should allow students to practice new knowledge with assistance from the expert, with opportunity for teacher and self-nominated grouping. Experts in this instance are classified as ‘someone more knowledgeable’ and may be a teacher or other adult, student peer or content expert.
Teachers scaffold guided learning through assessment and differentiation to determine the appropriate access point of learners. They lead practise and consolidation tasks, question and demonstrate to bridge gaps in student learning.