Anchored Instruction

John Bransford

"Technology-based learning that has been developed by the Cognition & Technology Group at Vanderbilt (CTGV) under the leadership of John Bransford."

Where to start:

Use material/media such as a video or an interactive website. This provides shared experience and information as a starting point in a classroom.

  • short but includes vocabulary and important points of discussion.
  • engaging
  • relatable and understandable by students

Student Ownership

  • Student's are presented with a task or problem
  • They use their background knowledge and peers to work through the problem or topic
  • The teacher is a facilitator. Present students with "What if" questions.