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Jax11risque f

  1. 1. Risqué!Reading words, understanding ideas<br />1<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  2. 2. What’s so risqué?<br />Speed of information delivery… a risk?<br />“Casual” nature of dialect… a problem?<br />Imprecision… any consequences?<br />English in a multilingual world… ?<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Three rectifiable risks<br /> Vocabulary<br /> Reading<br /> Cognition<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary at risk?<br />Systems of learning: <br /> --We learn math & language similarly<br />Awareness:<br /> --Numbers, processes, and words<br />Utility:<br /> --Contexts!<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Risqué: Vocabulary<br />5<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br /> Language(s) and dialects<br />Five exemplars<br />Great Britain: Community schools movement<br />Saudi Arabia: King Fahd U. Petroleum & Minerals<br />Canada: “Math vocabulary is everywhere”<br />New Zealand: Academic word lists<br />Germany: Frankfurt Int’l School<br />kawatson, coastline 3<br />
  6. 6. Reading at risk? <br /> In a fast-paced world, speaking is prime<br /> In a socially networked world, reading is changed<br /> In a complex world, reading is necessary <br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Risqué: Reading<br /> Defining “effectiveness” & determining its advent<br /> Going beyond “functional competence”<br /> Determining Internet utility and inutility <br />.<br />7<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  8. 8. Cognition at risk? <br /> Whither critical thinking?<br /> How is 21st century problem-solving different?<br /> How does flexibility play out? <br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Risqué: Cognition<br />Foreign language learning& problem solving<br />Performance & competence<br />Multicompetence & creative tension<br />KAWatson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Risqué ? Let’s enjoy!<br />“Globish” and international communication<br /> Retention of multiple perspectives<br /> Fashioning new cognitive pathways<br />10<br />

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