3. Additional Information The Approach Background Information
4. It is the result of a European Union Research Development project to optimise teaching and learning in the 21 st century. Background Information Neues Lernen – a Comenius Project WOW! The neurons in our brains make about a million connections every second! I'm Ronnie Neuron, your guide. We're going to learn!
5. Why is the Neues Lernen Brain-friendly approach necessary? Have you ever . . . . . ? Background Information What is the Neues Lernen Brain-friendly approach? Self-esteem is the fuel for motivation. What a pity! Still . . .
6. An open mind in a relaxed body empowers the long term memory. Benefits <ul><li>Better Academic Results! </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Self-esteem! </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered Imagination! </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulated Creativity! </li></ul><ul><li>Team Building! </li></ul><ul><li>Good Relationships! </li></ul><ul><li>Warm and Safe Atmosphere! </li></ul><ul><li>SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS ! </li></ul>Background Information What is the Neues Lernen Brain-friendly approach? Neues Lernen makes learning more effective.
7. <ul><ul><li>Roger Sperry </li></ul></ul>Left Right Words Logic Images Creativity Background Information Scientific Background Details Big Picture Use your whole brain. Hemispheric Specialization
8. Triune Brain Paul MacLean Background Information Scientific Background Learning takes place when you are stress free and motivated. Neo-cortex Intellectual Processes Limbic System Emotions Reptilian Survival, Freeze, Fight, Flight
9. How has the Neues Lernen Brain-friendly tree grown? Background Information Application to/for Education
10. People are different Background Information Application to/for Education Everybody learns differently! confident playful risk-taking self-accepting unique
11. Different learners actually have different preferences. Background Information Key Concepts > Different Learning Styles Use all your senses. Chinese Proverb: “ I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Visual: pictures, colour… Auditory: music, rhythm… Kinesthetic: movement, touch… typical learner (and teacher)
12. Externally Internally “ A sense of personal satisfaction lies at the heart of successful learning.” Sir Christopher Ball (Patron of SEAL) attractive room, pictures, music, good facilities, comfortable… Background Information Key Concepts > Learning Environment Make sure you feel at ease.
13. Background Information Key Concepts > Removing Barriers Interest is the key to memory. What makes learning difficult? Why do students drop-out? Switch off? Rebel? Let’s remove the blocks!
14. Background Information Key Concepts > Multiple Intelligences (Howard Gardner) The more ways you teach the more students you reach. existential naturalist intrapersonal interpersonal kinaesthetic mathematical musical linguistic visual
15. Lozanov’s Goal: access students’ potential by tapping into their reserve mental capacity Background Information Key Concepts > Reserve Capacity You can learn more than you expect. What a wonderful vision for education! Come on! You can do lots more!
16. Remember your homework. Quiet, please! Do this for tomorrow. This is a challenge! Background Information Key Concepts > Positive Language Think positive. Whatever you do, don’t think of a purple cow ! See mistakes as steps on the learning ladder!
17. Dialogue form Global and structured Use of natural language Key concepts emphasized Reader - friendly , short lines Source of learning activities Background Information Key Concepts > Texts Dialogues are communicative.
18. Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. Albert Einstein Background Information Key Concepts > Knowledge is a Treasure
19. How can I, the parent, help? <ul><li>positive interest </li></ul><ul><li>encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>support </li></ul>Background Information Key Concepts > Parents’ Contribution Motivate, encourage and believe in your kids. ” Confidence is the supreme gift, the greatest a parent can bestow on their children.” Susan Greenfield, Oxford University
20. Additional Information The Approach Background Information
21. P E C A “ Movement is a door to learning” Paul Dennison The Approach Rituals > PACE Warm up for learning. A ctive Cross Crawls P ositive Cook’s Hook-Ups C lear Brain Buttons E nergetic Water
22. The Approach Kaleidoscope > Overview
23. action multi-sensory student involvement Introducing Vocabulary and Concepts The Approach Kaleidoscope > Presentation > Introduction Whatever you learn, acquire it in a real situation. repetition imitation flash cards emphasized pronunciation and repetition mimes
24. Teacher reads aloud to music Participants read silently and take notes Teacher emphasizes new concepts Background music stimulates mental alertness Learner begins internalising text The Approach Kaleidoscope > Presentation > Active Concert Learning is state of mind dependent. “ Music draws upon feeling and thinking joining the emotional with the rational. It brings out the best in a child or young adult.” Yehudi Manuhin
26. <ul><li>It covers two thirds of the total time </li></ul><ul><li>It includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning activities respecting learning styles . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students taking an active role . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An encouraging and supportive atmosphere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-esteem and team building activities. </li></ul></ul>The Approach Kaleidoscope > Activation > Overview Learning by doing.
27. The Approach Kaleidoscope > Activation > Skill related Activities Use all your language skills. Peripheral stimuli Cards, board games Mind maps (Tony Buzan) Visual Auditory Songs Listening comprehension Rhymes Raps Kinaesthetic Miming Total Physical Response (TPR, James Asher) Games involving movement
28. The Approach Kaleidoscope > Activation > Impressions
29. Revision with music Relaxation accesses mental reserves Learning barriers are overcome Quieter music enhances the safe and secure atmosphere The Approach Kaleidoscope > Activation > Review Concert
30. Reinforcement Free use and/or different combinations of the language Activation and transfer phases often overlap Including: all language skills, mind mapping, categorize, link with old information, role-plays, conversation… The Approach Kaleidoscope > Creative transfer > Overview
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32. <ul><li>To develop and evaluate the method and material in the participating schools, </li></ul><ul><li>To adapt the teaching material and lesson plans for use in classes with more students and less space, </li></ul><ul><li>To translate the the dialogues into the respective partner schools’ native languages, </li></ul><ul><li>To organize the teaching material according to a thematical curriculum, </li></ul><ul><li>To develop new testing and evaluation possibilities that take different learning styles and intelligences as well as oral competency into consideration, </li></ul><ul><li>To structure a training program enabling the participants to use the “Neues Lernen” approach and didactic elements in their teaching, </li></ul><ul><li>To establish a basis for the development of further courses under Comenius 2.1. </li></ul>Additional Information Lingua 2 > Goals
33. The project aims at training teacher trainers as well as designing, developing, and piloting teacher training materials for the dissemination of the Neues Lernen method & material (Neues Lernen Lingua 2 project, 72097–CP–2-2001). Additional Information Comenius 2.1. > Goals
34. Austria Pedagogical institute for in-service teacher training State teacher training college in Vorarlberg Department of adult education Federal grammar school of Reutte Belgium SeGEC (General Secretary of the Catholic Teaching) England Brainfriendly Training Germany Jena Plan school Hungary ILI International Languages Institute Additional Information Comenius 2.1. > List of partners Ireland Department of Education Malta The University of Malta Poland Wolontariat Europejski Principality of L iechtenstein Atelier “Neues Lernen” School Administration Liechtenstein Russia (thanks to a generous sponsor) Centre for Ecology and Culture Spain Resource Centre for Foreign Languages Sweden Asmundtorps school
35. Visit www.neueslernen.li Additional Information Materials > Website
36. Materials being developed under Comenius 2.1 Neues Lernen Train the Trainer Materials developed under Lingua 2 Additional Information
37. Thanks to our Comenius 2.1 partners for their contributions to this presentation and a special thanks to Francesca and Michael for their technical support and Mark for his illustrations Mark Fletcher: Teaching for Success Many of the quotations in this powerpoint presentation are from this book. Georgi Lozanov Brain Gym: Dennison, Paul & Gail; Brain Gym Teacher's Edition Mind Mapping and Learning Techniques: The Mind Map Book: Radiant Thinking: the Major Evolution in Human Thought; Tony and Barry Buzan Student Success Secrets; Eric Jensen Additional Information Bibliography
38. Additional Information The Approach Background Information