Presentation given at the 2016 Conference
Shaping is one of our cornerstone protocols for building new behaviours and building learners. It can be elegant or clumsy. It can be effective or frustrating. It can be powerful or destroying. Shaping always presents us with questions: when to prevent errors and when to use errors to supply information.
Micro-shaping protocols are designed to support the learner whilst they fully explore their options and make changes at the micro-level. It takes skilled teaching to enable learning that wakens the power of choice, sets alight the desire to learn and facilitates a mutually enjoyable experience. This presentation will take a closer look at the required skills and exercises needed to achieve a microshaping experience.