Challenging Pedagogies: Engaging ESL students in intellectual quality [ 2004 - 2006 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof J Hammond;Dr PF Gibbons;Dr KE Cruickshank;Dr PJ Dufficy;Dr DN Hayes;

Brief description This project will investigate the potential and meaning of intellectual challenge in the enacted curriculum of middle year classes with signficant numbers of English as a second language (ESL) students. It will build on outcomes of our previous research on scaffolding and on productive pedagogies to articulate the nature of linguistic and conceptual support necessary for ESL students to engage successfully with high challenge tasks. In doing so, it will address the priority area of quality teaching in public schools from a classroom prespective and from the perspective of ESL students. The project has implications for teacher education and professional development.

Funding Amount $140,000

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