Paradigms are theoretical models used to describe sequences of teaching.

Example
The following are examples of paradigms
PPP - presentation, production and practice OHE - observation, hypothesis formation, experimentation
ARC - authentic use, restricted use, clarification ESA - engage, study, activate

In the classroom
Paradigms can be useful to describe and identify the stages of a lesson, for example when planning or documenting a class. They often describe similar stages in different ways, for example a PPP lesson can be described as having a CRA staging.

See also:
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/arc
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/initiation-response-feedback-irf
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/ppp
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/test-teach-test

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