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Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds And now you know your EBC, engagement of the learner, building of knowledge and consolidation of learning. Now of course, these categories of learning process don’t offer you a three stage lesson plan. These processes are often occurring at the same time. But they do provide you with a good basis for thinking critically about the practices that you employ in your classroom, how they work, and why sometimes they might not. As you continue to develop your professional practice, you are now better equipped to evaluate the research and apply it in your teaching context. In fact, you may never think about learning in the same way again.

Now you know your EBC

Engage, build, consolidate. We’ve represented learning through these three processes, but we emphasise this does not lead towards a three-step lesson or activity plan.

Instead, you can use the EBC model to review why an activity or lesson works or doesn’t work, how it supports learning or perhaps limits it.

The next time you encounter a successful learning experience, or perhaps one that doesn’t work so well, consider what is happening in terms of engagement, building of knowledge and understanding, and consolidation of learning.


Now you know the process of EBC (engagement of learning; building knowledge and understanding; consolidation of learning), what impact will it have on the way you teach?

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