HOW TO FOSTER AUTONOMY IN THE CLASSROOM
<ul><li>“ You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.” </li></ul><ul><li>Actually… </li></ul><ul><li>… You...
You can lead a student to English but you can’t make him think.” <ul><li>Actually… You can! </li></ul><ul><li>  How? </li>...
Understanding  Autonomy <ul><li>‘ However good a teacher be, students will never learn a language – or anything else – unl...
REASONS  TO  PROMOTE  AUTONOMOUS  LEARNING <ul><li>Language is too complex and varied. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a long t...
How can we develop learner autonomy? <ul><li>Identify your students’ learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionna...
LEARNING STRATEGIES <ul><li>TECHNIQUES STUDENTS USE TO LEARN: </li></ul><ul><li>METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES: </li></ul><ul><l...
Learner Training <ul><li>In the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Have reflection time on the way they learn. </li></ul><ul><li...
Learner Training <ul><li>Outside the classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own vocabulary notebook. </li>...
Learning a foreign language without good guidance is similar to sailing without a good map. When teachers are aware of the...
<ul><li>LEARNER TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection- helps students reflect on the way they learn. </li></ul><ul><li>HOM...
POINTS  TO  REMEMBER <ul><li>SELF-ACCESS CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>To use as part of the course or in their spare time. </l...
  AND REMEMBER… *A good teacher is not a person who can develop a student’s memory so that he can repeat facts and pass te...
<ul><li>THANKS FOR THE INVITATION !!! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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  1. 1. HOW TO FOSTER AUTONOMY IN THE CLASSROOM
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.” </li></ul><ul><li>Actually… </li></ul><ul><li>… You can! </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST- </li></ul><ul><li> MAKE HIM THIRSTY!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. You can lead a student to English but you can’t make him think.” <ul><li>Actually… You can! </li></ul><ul><li> How? </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST- </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE HIM INTERESTED/CURIOUS!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Understanding Autonomy <ul><li>‘ However good a teacher be, students will never learn a language – or anything else – unless they aim to learn outside as well as during class time’. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Harmer </li></ul>
  5. 5. REASONS TO PROMOTE AUTONOMOUS LEARNING <ul><li>Language is too complex and varied. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a long time before they have had the kind of exposure for real progress. </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher will not always be around to help. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can we develop learner autonomy? <ul><li>Identify your students’ learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaires, charts, will be helpful. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help your students develop different learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note taking, organizing their homework assignments, how to use a dictionary, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. LEARNING STRATEGIES <ul><li>TECHNIQUES STUDENTS USE TO LEARN: </li></ul><ul><li>METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, evaluating and monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>COGNITIVE STRATEGIES: </li></ul><ul><li>Actually doing the learning, guessing words, repeating. </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL STRATEGIES: </li></ul><ul><li>Working with others, asking for help etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learner Training <ul><li>In the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Have reflection time on the way they learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them strategies for dealing with different kinds of activities (e.g. ‘ Read the title… what is the listening/reading about?’ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students to describe their favorite lessons. Say which lessons or parts of lessons they found the easiest or most difficult and why. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Learner Training <ul><li>Outside the classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own vocabulary notebook. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying in touch with the language: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV, radio, movies, magazines, books, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show your students how they can use different websites. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Learning a foreign language without good guidance is similar to sailing without a good map. When teachers are aware of the importance of learning styles and learning strategies, they can provide a good map to their students.
  11. 11. <ul><li>LEARNER TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection- helps students reflect on the way they learn. </li></ul><ul><li>HOMEWORK </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure they are student-driven. </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING JOURNALS </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries of their learning experiences so they can reflect on their lessons “we hope”. </li></ul>POINTS TO REMEMBER
  12. 12. POINTS TO REMEMBER <ul><li>SELF-ACCESS CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>To use as part of the course or in their spare time. </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN THE COURSE ENDS…. </li></ul><ul><li>*Explain why they should stay in touch with the language. Give ideas: read a magazine, see a movie, use the internet “all in ENGLISH”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. AND REMEMBER… *A good teacher is not a person who can develop a student’s memory so that he can repeat facts and pass tests. *A good teacher is a person who teaches students to question, to think, and to reason. *Teaching is a helping profession. It is a commitment to making a difference in students’ lives. * Teaching is primarily a matter of love.
  14. 14. <ul><li>THANKS FOR THE INVITATION !!! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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