Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Something I said in class the other day . . .

I was explaining the BICS-CALP framework (Cummins, 1981; Roessingh, 2006) to my students in the Elementary Teacher Education Program (ETEP) at UBC's Okanagan campus the other day, and here is something I came up with in class:

Part of our job as teachers is fostering the education of our learners' imaginations so that they can precisely articulate themselves in increasingly decontextualized and cognitively challenging academic endeavour. That precise articulation is unleashed with the ability to deploy an apt and varied vocabulary.