Visual Arts and Language Learning Workshop and Conference Residency
2018 Visual Artist in Residence: 9 – 13 April, Brighton Centre, Brighton UK
This year I’ve been invited to be the Artist in Residence during […]
In order to assess the learners , I will set or ask questions that will enable me to know how much they already know of the new topic to be taught.
Also, by going round the class, monitoring the learners as a group, taking note of individual contributions, I’m able to assess their level of success as the lesson is going on.
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I think if a teacher is capable of building a good and trusting learning relationship with students, it will bring out the best in them. Students want to see their teachers learn, and I think that it is ok to show our students that we are also in the learning process, when we show them that we are not some mighty beings with all the answers.
This presentation took place in Dublin at the LTSIG Conference, 2015
Online learning and online communities: Starting with my cultural context of learning, which has been a blend of New Zealand Maori tribal […]
Interesting- initial thoughts- clarify UX and AI. Needs a bit more connection for those coming new to the concepts. Old hands can skim.
Hi yes, this was a presentation I made to other E learning folk back in 2015, I will extend and clarify a couple fo things – UX is user expererience and AI is artificial intelligence – I’ll edit that. Thanks for feedback.
Phonemes are new to me and I’m fascinated. The impact of accents will be apparent. For example, for “bath” I’ve always said “barth”, but having lived in NW England for 25 years most people say the “a” like Annie Apple. with phonemes I assume it’s the difference between /b/a:/0with a cross bar/ and /b/ae/0with a cross bar.
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Knowing your phonemes is important. I have Adrian Underhill’s book on the subject and Tony Penston’s. Also look for Adrian’s videos. There is quite a lot to know, and then about how you apply that knowledge or embed it in your lessons. It’s a case of listening, then trying sounds, noticing differences and knowing your learners’ weak points. On…[Read more]
I think for assessing the students’ level apart from setting tests we could ask them different questions, we can ask them for presentation in front of class over any topic and monitoring their behavior over others presentations are the best ways to get approach to their knowledge. It is just depending on how much time do I have to assess them and…[Read more]
I think phonetics in particular diphthongs are interesting but challenging part for me because we mostly miss out which sound is produced by which one phonemes. Apart from it, I guess, word stress is also little bit tricky topic, sometimes it really confuse us that which syllable needs to be stressed.
As regard my experience so I would like to say that nowadays effective rapporting, activity-based learning plus empathetic behavior toward students are more productive than the days when I used to be a student where the patterns were totally different mostly deductive learning and lectured-based classes were conducted.
Hi Sumaira, so do you think that the change is received positively by students or can students be resistant to different approaches?
Certainly, this positive change is leading students towards pace. This is really effective way to increase students’ cognitive skills and their strengths as well. Moreover, they must welcome and ought to be concentrative towards teacher behavior.
As far as my learning experience, so I have been taught in deductive learning environment in my school and college, but at university level we were taught by inductive learning techniques.
Sumaira, can you give us some examples of the techniques they used at university?
Teacher used to provide us reading/writing activities through them we usually used to recognize which concept is being taught here.
For instance: 1. Once teacher provided us comparative degrees writing activity and after completion of activity he asked the questions about recognizing concept and then he provided us more explanation about it.
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