It is common practice to give students a glossary of words, particularly words in a unit of work. In this video, logonliteracy's Pat Hipwell argues this practice is not enough to help students understand key task words or the new cognitive verbs.
"Providing a glossary or a list of definitions is a necessary, but not sufficient practice because often the definitions are not student-friendly," Pat says.
"If we are providing students with words that require further defining than it's like one of those Russian dolls where you just peel off a layer and there's another layer inside. It's not particularly helpful!"
Watch the video to find out how you can help students develop a thorough understanding of the cognitions.
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