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Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.
Do you think a mobile app could really improve the learning of a student no matter the age? This visual guide walks you through what you should know.
Richard Whiteside's insight:
Using an educational app or game on a regular basis is shown in these figures to demonstrate an increase in learning. As far as I can see, this learning doesn't take place because the children are using a digital platform, but because they are undertaking a regular educational exercise. A paper one would do the same, I would say.
However, to what extent is the motivation to do the tasks leading to learning driven by the fact that the medium is digital?
Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning. Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.
A collection of ELT publications available in pdf to download. Highlights include the ELT Research Papers series, the Innovations in ELT book series and resource packs for teachers. British Council publications are evidenced-based and address important issues facing ELT practitioners worldwide.
Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.
"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.
This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"
Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!
Not ELT focused, but an overview of a model for teaching and learning callsed Universal Design for Learning. It encompasses experiential learning and inclides some nice diagrams, which is all very nice. See what you think.
When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way...
Richard Whiteside's insight:
True, but it doesn't mean that the learning styles can't be interpreted as being different ways of learning, and that some people might favour some input methods over others. Therefore, teachers thinking about providing students with learning opportunities by using a balance of methods which might be categorised as visual, auditory or kinaesthetic, for example, are perhaps more likely to help students learn, because of the variety of tasks they provide the students with.
I'm no fan of learning styles, but categorising students into groups is one thing, whereas providing learning opportunities by using a balance of tasks favouring different senses is another.
Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience.
Google Drive can be really powerful, with a great variety of different tools all saved in the cloud. You can build your own front end to create a web page-like entrance as well. Teacher could manage various class work through this very easily, so it's worth finding out what is in there and how best to use it all.f
The SOLE concept, although flexible, has the potential to offer a divergent, radical transformative pedagogy. This sits somewhat uncomfortably alongside more convergent approaches which position the learner as subservient to the curriculum, with the task of merely mastering subject matter prescribed by the teacher. However, what is notable from this analysis is that transformative pedagogy seems to be positioned alongside, rather than in conflict with, the dominant educational framework.
Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.
The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.
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