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“this machine will save my life, I'll never work again, cos this machine will do everything even the creative input stuff…..which doesn't happen…..and the first thing you do if you have technojoy is you get the instructions and throw them out the window!”
“Are we afraid of technology or change? – we constantly ask our students to change” Maria Ines Cordoba I teach therefore you learn or do you…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AWYIit1uNk
“We become boring along side the use of technology” From Ben Goldstein’s ‘Technology what difference has it made?’ …it causes a huge change from our traditional practice..it forces us to change what we have been doing for years. Maria Ines Cordoba - Technology in the classroom a first class help or burden
And the walls came tumbling down…. The one thing that hasn’t changed much at all is the classroom Michael Carrier - Innovation and technology in ELT…
At the 1990 conference… most papers (88.37%) focused on some aspect of teaching conditions...more than 50% focused on some aspect specifically related to teaching (e.g. syllabus, evaluation, testing) while only 11.63% of the papers were about learning, and none discussed the outcomes of the teaching/learning process http://www.ufsm.br/labler/publi/EFL.htm.
So how are the walls tumbling down? Role of the teacher
Golden Rules of Homework useful relevant, interesting and varied. different ability/learning style groups. manageable in terms of time no need to focus on a written product. students can contribute ideas and design their own tasks. challenging but achievable. find out time, preferences, resources consolidate classwork, it should not replicate it. tasks which are nearer to real life use of language
So how are the walls tumbling down? Learner Autonomy
‘It’s not about dazzling the students, but about giving them more opportunities to learn and explore on their own’ Raquel Oliveira – Cultweeple- enhancing interaction and collaboration among EFL learners.
What’s the difference between….? homework self study learner autonomy
Teachers need to get students creating through their own intelligence and less by rote and design. Allow students the independence they need to arrive at the knowledge in their own way. http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/2011/01/19/interview-with-myself/