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Listen to the natives Group 2


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Listen to the natives - Marc Prensky
Slide presentation to the class at Fale - UFMG
Fundamentos Metodológico do Ens.Inglês
Professor: Renildes Dias
Students: Cristiane Ribeiro da Silva
Guilherme Lourenço de Souza
Lígia Ferreira

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Listen to the natives Group 2

  1. 1. Listen to the Natives Cristiane Ribeiro Guilherme Lourenço Lígia Ferreira
  2. 2. “ Schools are stuck in the 20th century. Students have rushed into the 21st. How can schools catch up and provide students with a relevant education?” (PRENSKY, 2005)
  3. 3. “ Times have changed. So, too, have the students, the tools, and the requisite skills and knowledge.”
  4. 4. <ul><li>Native speakers of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluent in the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. </li></ul>
  5. 5. They have adopted many aspects of the technology, but just like those who learn another language later in life, they retain an “accent” because they still have one foot in the past.
  6. 6. <ul><li>The students do not engage themselves and they are not motivated. </li></ul>We must engage them in the 21st century way: electronically! But how can we do that?
  7. 7. <ul><li>The teachers can no longer decide for the students; they must decide with them. </li></ul><ul><li>It's only by listening to and valuing the ideas of our 21st century students that we will find solutions to many of our thorniest education problems. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Herding is students' involuntary assignment to specific classes or groups, not for their benefit but for ours. </li></ul><ul><li>No more herding. Nobody likes to be herded. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>One alternative to herding is having all learning groups self-select. </li></ul><ul><li>One great advantage of virtual groups over herds is that nobody gets left out. Everybody can find someone in the world to work with. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>By using digital tools, the students can learn how to: </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>By using digital tools, the students can learn how to: </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Most of kids' education occurs “after school.” This is the place where 21st century students learn about their world and prepare themselves for their 21st century lives. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Our schools should be teaching kids how to program, filter knowledge, and maximize the features and connectivity of their tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should be learning 21st century subject matter. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>The parents' voices are not aligned with students' real education. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 21st century, the lack of any voice on the part of the students will soon be unacceptable. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Problematic Issues <ul><li>This text actually points out issues regarding teaching and the classroom. Issues that are not intrinsically related to the digital era. </li></ul><ul><li>“ We also need to select our teachers for their empathy and guidance abilities rather than exclusively for their subject-matter knowledge. We all remember best those teachers who cared about us as individuals and who cut us some slack when necessary. In today's rush to find teachers qualified in the curriculum, we rarely make empathy a priority.” </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Prensky’s reality and ours differ in many ways </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the teachers nowadays are digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>The author is radical that makes feel as if the predigital generation is really ancient and also “unworth”, that we should change all about methods owing to his point of view but we should adapt both and do not eliminate one or another. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>PRENSKY, M. (2005). Listen to the natives. Available: http:// </li></ul>
  18. 19. Listen to the Natives Cristiane Ribeiro Guilherme Lourenço Lígia Ferreira