How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Set induction is about preparation, usually for a formal lesson. When the students are set, they are ready to learn ('are you set?'). Set induction is thus about getting them ready, inducing them into the right mind-set.
Sets are used before any new activity, from introduction of a new concept to giving homework. It is important in each set both to create clarity about what is expected happen (both what you will do and what they should do), and to create motivation for this to occur, with students being fully engaged in the learning.
Set induction can be done by such as:
The STEP acronym may be used to help remember what to do:
Perrott (1982) identified four purposes of set induction.
So if you are teaching, think about and prepare carefully for getting your students in the right state of mind to be ready to understand and learn.
Perrott, E. ((1982). Effective Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Teaching, New York: Longman
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