Manuel Flores Lasarte

    Thank you both. I can see that you both like approaches in which learners are encouraged to be active participants of their learning. This is in line with the current teaching methodology of active learning, which encourages guided discovery and TBL in many educational settings. In fact, in addition to choosing one particular approach, it is now quite common to combine all  approaches in what we call ‘principled eclecticism’. For example, in a ‘principled eclectic approach’ a teacher can:

    – Use TBL to focus on a task (e.g. ‘learners to decide on activities to do during the weekend)

    – Use PPP to scaffold the lesson and help learners use the language successfully. For example: after a lead-in to introduce the task, the teacher gives an example of things they would like to do during the weekend & clarifies the language to use (Presentation), gives learners a few practice exercises to help students feel confident (Practice) and finally asks learners to do the task introduced at the beginning (Production)

    – Use a Guided Discovery approach in the ‘presentation’ stage of the PPP lesson to elicit more and keep learners engaged.