Tina, Ridgeway Campus UNZA, Zambia
What are the principles of the eclectic approach?
Dr. Richards responds:
The term “eclectic approach” refers to a teaching approach that is not based on a single method (e.g. task-based teaching, or CLIL) but that draws on several different method principles that are made use of in practice. It is a problem-based approach to teaching that is based on the following principles:
- What particular problem do my learners encounter in mastering this aspect of language or language use?
- What procedures can I make use of from available methods and approaches that could be used to address this problem?