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Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference? | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it

"We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves." - Stephen Downes In this age of abundance of information, shifting classroom pedagogy isn't nearly enough to make learning in school more relevant and authentic for the learner. Self-directed learning (andragogy), and self-determined learning (heutagogy) are the ideals necessary in making students "future ready" to live and learn in a web connected world.


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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support …
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Welcome to ELTF

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Learn the Language - Live the Culture!

The Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) provides a fantastic opportunity for you as a practising, retraining or a pre-service language teacher, to improve your language skills and gain valuable cultural experience through a fully-funded three week in-country study programme in one of ten countries.

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A great professional learning opportunity!

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13 language teaching strategies | Matthew Bennett

13 language teaching strategies | Matthew Bennett | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
If you’ve taught a language, or learnt a language, for any length of time, you will have come across innumerable methods which claim to be the most effective at teaching a student a new language. In all my travels, language learning and language teaching experience, I’ve never been convinced by any one method completely.
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From thought to words: how we learn language

From thought to words: how we learn language | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
It's often said that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. The vocabulary has beenborrowing words from other languages for centuries and thepronounciation bears only the loosest relationship to spelling. And grammar? English grammar rules are so complex and contradictory that it's common for lifelong English speakers to make mistakes on a day to day basis, and arguments about "correct" grammar are pursued with passion.
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Pearson - Always Learning: Languages

Pearson - Always Learning: Languages | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
Always Learning: Languages magazine is designed to replace our catalogue and provide you with relevant education news, resources and lifestyle content as and when you need it, once per term.
Each issue will provide you with topical information about Australian education as well as the latest developments with our products.
You'll also find all the product information you need for French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian and German.
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AEF National Conference 2014 | Asia Education Foundation

AEF National Conference 2014 | Asia Education Foundation | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
The AEF National Conference 2014 aims to challenge, provoke and showcase new thinking and practice in Australian schools that responds to the rise of Asia and our increasingly interconnected world.
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Intercultural communication

Intercultural communication | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it

What skills do students need to interact successfully with people from other cultures?

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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
"A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We've created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. We look here at tools that support how teachers engage with colleagues; that help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and that measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom."
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6 reasons why our language learners should get homework

6 reasons why our language learners should get homework | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
“ Here are six reasons why we might give homework, along with the questions we should ask ourselves before doing so:”
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Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

Are language teachers leading the way with education technology? | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
“ From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom”
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Language learning: what motivates us?

Language learning: what motivates us? | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
“ What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science”
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
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TELL Project

The foundational centerpiece of the TELL Project is the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework, which establishes those characteristics and behaviors that model teachers exhibit. The Framework consists of 7 domains designed to address a teacher’s need to Prepare for Student Learning, Advance Student Learning, and Support Student Learning.

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The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms

“ A list of some of the The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms, as presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference in April 2014.”
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:35 AM

A great little slideshow of all the best free tools: enough said. 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:59 AM

Prachtig overzicht!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:54 AM

A nice and easy review of trending tools for our classrooms

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Teaching languages with technology: tools that help students become fluent

Teaching languages with technology: tools that help students become fluent | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
Advertisement feature: From Padlets to Popplets, languages consultant Joe Dale shares the tools modern foreign languages teachers are turning to in their classroom
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Professional Learning: Leading Sustainable Change

Professional Learning: Leading Sustainable Change | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
What makes professional learning successful? How does a school choose professional learning that helps the school succeed their goals, but also is specific enough to meet the needs of individuals? Elizabeth Lonergan, our resident Pearson Professional Learning Development Manager, talks to us about how to make a successful professional learning plan.
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Summary by language size

“Statistical summary of the distribution of world languages by their size according to the number of L1 speakers.”
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Good language teachers, as seen through the eyes of teachers and learners | Teach them English

Good language teachers, as seen through the eyes of teachers and learners | Teach them English | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
Teachers' perceptions of effective teaching seemed to differ from those of students. Therefore, we decided to prepare various instruments to identify and
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Welcome to ELTF

Welcome to ELTF | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
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Learn the Language - Live the Culture! The Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) provides a fantastic opportunity for you as a practising, retraining or a pre-service language teacher, to improve your language skills and gain valuable cultural experience through a fully-funded three week in-country study programme in one of ten countries.
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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "
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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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Putting the pedagogy into the technology by Joe Dale

Putting the pedagogy into the technology by Joe Dale | Language Education in Australia | Scoop.it
The keynote presentation by Joe Dale at the 7th VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE Web Conference highlights the importance of having a growth mindset when approaching the use of technology and how we should use it only when it leads to enhancement or transformation in learning not as a bolt on or substitute for traditional pedagogy.
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