"An expert is working closely with us to help us understand the ideas and concepts presented. At times, when I have mastered the concepts, I can be the expert to my peers."
The Guided learning mode is closely connected to discussion and collaborative small group work; and can occur at any time. The facilitator or lead learner joins the group to quietly interrupt thought and enable students to think more deeply about the concept and ideas being considered.
Ideal settings include small groups of comfortable furnishings, which are ﬂexible. Writeable surfaces are helpful for the expert to demonstrate ideas fully. The teacher should be sitting alongside students with a horizontal line of sight.