- Anchoring to previous knowledge
Anchoring to previous knowledge is important because learner’s prior knowledge is the starting point to build new learning.
Existing knowledge consists of, content, language, attitudes, opinions and experiences related to the topic under study.
The relational links are the glue that fixes learning in memory.
The CLIL teacher can intensify the learner’s connections in their brains by promotion the activation of the knowledge that the learners already possess.
The acronym HOT means: Higher-order thinking
Teachers who ask “higher-order” questions promote learning, these questions require students to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, not simply recalling facts.
By HOTS students can: