Gradual Release of Responsibility

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The Gradual Release of Responsibility is a research-based instructional model developed by Pearson and Gallagher (1993). In this optimal learning model, the responsibility for task completion shifts gradually over time from the teacher to the student.

Gradual Release of Responsibility (Pearson and Gallagher, 1993): Graphic

     

 

Gradual Release of Responsibility - What Does It Look Like? - This is a nice chart from Regie Routman showing examples of what each stage in the model might look like.