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An essential part of learning
Andrew Weiler AFMLTA July 2015
*There is already a
recognition of its
importance
*Relatively poor
outcomes in terms of
learning and
retention in language...
*We need to better understand,
as it lies at the heart of all
learning
*Sense of awareness is heightened
*At the level of ...
The Cycle Of Engagement
Students want to pay attention
to what is going on from their
own volition
Through that, their awa...
*Learners are not pulled in at step one
*No challenge at level of where they are at and who they are
*Knowledge is the mai...
*Learners are forced or force
themselves to learn
*Memorisation used
*Little or no skill improvement
*Confidence in abilit...
*Designing input that works on skills
created from awarenesses reached
*Observing the skills and what students
are aware o...
*Providing
*input that is challenging
*input at level of awareness
*input that matches their skill level
*input that is on...
dab cab jab lab nab
rad mad had fad bad cad
pack mack sack black lack
wall tall call fall hall ball
tar car far par
war wa...
*Choose another sound in English - ∧
*What do students need so they can learn to spell it
and read it?
* Sound
* Generate ...
*Select a pronunciation problem that is typical for
English learners of the language you teach.
*What is the problem?
*Whe...
*
*Working at levels of skill & awareness
*Real live action
*Did they say what was required?
*Was it understood by the int...
* Website/Blog: http://StrategiesInLanguageLearning.com
* Email: andrew@strategiesinlanguagelearning.com
* Linked In:
http...
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Engagement, essential to learning

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Slide presentation describes why engagement is essential to learning. Was part of presentation to language teachers.
This slide show has engagement as a key missing link which explains why the rates of language learning success are so poor later on, despite the fact that we were all successful learning the first.
Of course there are many reasons. Issue of lack of engagement is a key factor explaining this phenomena

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Engagement, essential to learning

  1. 1. An essential part of learning Andrew Weiler AFMLTA July 2015
  2. 2. *There is already a recognition of its importance *Relatively poor outcomes in terms of learning and retention in language classes *Occurs in every area where we learn skills *Bike, video games, dancing, driving
  3. 3. *We need to better understand, as it lies at the heart of all learning *Sense of awareness is heightened *At the level of energy – we feel engaged *We pay attention, we focus, we apply when we are engaged *Feeling has us attracted or “turned off” *We can be attentive for long periods of time when what we are doing is engaging
  4. 4. The Cycle Of Engagement Students want to pay attention to what is going on from their own volition Through that, their awareness about ….. Gets aroused, expands or deepens This new/expanded awareness has them want to grow that awareness and apply what they have come to Through application, their understanding and their skills improve (this needs to be their perception) From this, their confidence grows As their confidence grows, they want to engage more in the process And so the cycle starts again
  5. 5. *Learners are not pulled in at step one *No challenge at level of where they are at and who they are *Knowledge is the main medium, rather than awareness & skill * Knowledge – grammar, vocabulary * Drills, Rote learning exercises * Memorisation is main way of learning *Little skill improvement is the result
  6. 6. *Learners are forced or force themselves to learn *Memorisation used *Little or no skill improvement *Confidence in abilities does not grow *De-sensitized and distanced from needs and learning capacities *Question own abilities *Learners give up
  7. 7. *Designing input that works on skills created from awarenesses reached *Observing the skills and what students are aware of *Providing feedback at level of skill and awareness *Students energy levels and involvement *Skill improvement Empowerment and confidence are key markers
  8. 8. *Providing *input that is challenging *input at level of awareness *input that matches their skill level *input that is one step up from where they are at *only input that is necessary *Not providing what can be worked out from what is known *Not providing knowledge. Instead encouraging them to work out what they need to know for themselves
  9. 9. dab cab jab lab nab rad mad had fad bad cad pack mack sack black lack wall tall call fall hall ball tar car far par war warm warp bag rag sag hag flag slag mal pal gal hal sam pam dam ram flam was wasp wash what pass gas has tas mass lass bass rat hat slat cat fat flat
  10. 10. *Choose another sound in English - ∧ *What do students need so they can learn to spell it and read it? * Sound * Generate and recognise words that conform to sound requirements *What needs to be done by…. *Check to see if words conform *Organise the words they generate *Work out the patterns
  11. 11. *Select a pronunciation problem that is typical for English learners of the language you teach. *What is the problem? *When does it occur? ( all phonemic environments?) *Why do you think it occurs? *What awareness needs to be triggered for students to master it?
  12. 12. * *Working at levels of skill & awareness *Real live action *Did they say what was required? *Was it understood by the interlocuter – in terms of action *Was the behaviour appropriate to the words used *Was the timing of all that appropriate *Action – imperatives, personal, question forms, negatives, cause and effect, description, time, condition
  13. 13. * Website/Blog: http://StrategiesInLanguageLearning.com * Email: andrew@strategiesinlanguagelearning.com * Linked In: https://au.linkedin.com/in/andrewweilersill * Twitter: @Andrew_Weiler * YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LearnLanguageCoach * Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Language.Coach.Andrew.Weiler * Books: http://LanguageLearningUnlocked.com http://LanguageLearningUnlocked.com/memory/ Email me your name and email address (school/personal) if you wish to be informed about or involved in trialing of spelling APP development that conforms to the ideas I have been talking about.

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