Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our 9th Workshop Festival 10th September 2014

Grant Kempton's 6 points from his talk Hazirlik - Rickety Bridges or Suspension Bridges 
1.  Create a context for learning
2.  Provide opportunities for Critical Thinking, a vital 21st century skill which students need
3.  Relate learning to personal experience and real life - practise  speed reading
4.  Provide scaffolding and support beware of stuff from the Internet!
5.  Foster learning and doing - e.g. in the Scenario in Language Leader
6.  Hand over the class to your students - push them don't pull them

and remember
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!
Students need to take responsibility for learning; Teachers need to provide opportunities and encourage this.