Category Archives: Teaching

Are you liberal, behaviourist, progressive, humanistic or radical in the classroom?

A very worthwhile look at your teaching style, I recommend any teacher to have a go.

“This is your personal report of your Philosophies of Adult Education using the Zinn Inventory. There are no right or wrong answers, and no one viewpoint is necessarily better than any other. The inventory is designed to highlight your beliefs and not make judgments about those beliefs.”

I major in humanism (93) with a progressive minor (86), a common coupling.

http://www.labr.net/apps/paei/

How computers change the way we learn

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141022-are-we-getting-smarter

Key Takeaways

  1. Tech that adapts to student’s style of learning and thinking
  2. Creation of immersive and compelling environments e.g video games
  3. Social networks to increase student interaction
  4. DOWNSIDE How to learn grit?

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

GeniusHour

This is better!

With the world as a classroom, anything is possible!

Unfortunately it’s true!

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

A couple of key takeaway quotes

“That is: The (bombed) pretest drives home the information in a way that studying as usual does not. We fail, but we fail forward.”

“The basic insight is as powerful as it is surprising: Testing might be the key to studying, rather than the other way around.”

To read the whole article from the New York Times click here

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