Copernicus Hunts For Teachable Moments

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Copernicus Hunts For Teachable Moments
What is a teachable moment?
In "The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Creating Teachable Moments" (a science education book published earlier this year), Rodger Bybee describes it as the situation where students are "caught by phenomena, events or situations" that bring about "a need to know and increased motivation to learn". He adds that "the common conception of a teachable moment is that it is random and unplanned", before asking the big question: "What if teachable moments were not totally random and unplanned?"

This EFL Magazine column (which is based on the idea that 21st-century . . .

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