The Arts and Teaching Teaching toYoung Learners
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“Today’s students are no longerthe people our educational systemwas designed to teach.” Prensky, M. (2003) p. 30
21st Century Learning Paradigm shift in language education Complex orPositivist EcosystemicParadigm Paradigm Objectivity Subjectivity Linear Non-linear dynamics dynamics PPP TBL T as manager T as facilitator
The Transformative Power of Music “Poverty is not just a lack of a roof or bread, it isalso a spiritual lack – a loneliness and lack ofrecognition. The vicious cycle of poverty can bebroken when a child poor in material possessionsacquires spiritual wealth through music.” Abrue, Jose Antonio
“Dramatic playing is essential for children’slearning empathy and self-control. Childrenlearn to empathize as they view the world fromother people’s perspectives, including those ofpeers, adults and people in stories” Searls, B (2011)
Starting from experience Aaron is sad… Try to comfort Aaron and cheer him up Roleplay
Group feedbackRate from 1 – 5 where 5 is the highest1.- How involved were you in the task?2.- How did you work as part of the team?3.- How well did you complete the task.
Personal feedbackRate from 1 – 5 where 5 is the highest1. My performance2. My English (fluency/accuracy, etc)3. My contribution to the team4. Complete these sentences I need I feel Next time I will
Sarah is happyWrite a facebookmessageSynonyms for happyWhat do you do whenyou are happy?
Ensuring success•Warm up•Give clear / sufficient instructions•Allow for rehearsal time•Monitor•Give and receive feedback•Those who feel up to it “perform” for an audience•Blend in use of ICTs (anywhere)
What about the teacher?“I can take an empty space and call it a bare stage.A man walks across this empty space whilstsomeone else is watching him, and this is all that isneeded for an act of theater to be engaged” Peter Brook (1968)
How does this concern us? The moment we stand in front of a group of students or teachers they become the “spectators” and we become the “performers” (whether we like it or not!)