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Engage, Build, Consolidate: An Effective Framework for Lesson Planning​

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André Hedlund



The Science of Learning (SoL) connects contributions from cognitive sciences, particularly neuroscience and psychology, and their practical implications for the teaching-learning process. How do the brain and the mind learn and what does that knowledge mean for teachers when planning their lessons? Are there more effective ways to design lesson plans that might help our students attain better learning outcomes? In this webinar, we will look at ENGAGE-BUILD-CONSOLIDATE (EBC), a useful framework developed in line with SoL research, and how it can be applied to lesson planning and delivery. Participants will understand the basic principles of EBC, reflect on its benefits and leave the session with practical ideas of how to plan their lessons so that they can engage their students, help them build new knowledge and consolidate learning


André Hedlund is a Chevening Alumnus, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, and an Edify Bilingual Program Mentor for SPOT Educação. He is also a representative of BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group (MBE SIG) and a guest lecturer in postgraduate courses on Multilingualism, Global Education, Cognition, and Neuroscience. He has worked as an EFL teacher for 15 years in Brazil and for NGL as a consultant and reviewer. His blog ( has been accessed more than 30 thousand times by people from more than 140 countries. He uses Instagram (@edcrocks) to host monthly lives about how neuroscience and psychology can be applied in the classroom and interviews teachers from all over the world.
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