Category Archives: learning environment

Attention All Australian ESL Teachers – Special Offer

Click on this link for a Special Offer – Reinvent English

The battle of self directed learning

This is the battle I face preparing foreign students for mainstream university, most are so used to being spoonfed, even those who have already completed a tertiary qualification in their home country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-boles/give-high-school-students_b_6354654.html?ir=Australia

The philosophy behind Reinvent English

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Reinvent English in 1 minute

Not a polished Hollywood production but it conveys the basic premise of Reinvent English

For more information got to the The Project page

A classroom for the 21st century

An interesting guardian article that reflects the philosophy of Reinvent English, in particular the first two points in the summary below

In summary

• Learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom – it can take place anywhere.

• A change of physical environment can help to encourage creativity and innovation.

• Schools’ fear of Ofsted can inhibit experimentation.

• Strong leadership is required to help schools to innovate.

• Leaders should not be scared to take educated risks