Student Centered Instruction- A few Techniques

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The above Paper was presented in 1st Gujarat Regional ELT@I Conference organized by English Language Teachers’ Association of India
(ELT@I) Gujarat, on the theme
ACTIVE LEARNING:
MAKING LEARNING MORE ENJOYABLE AND PRODUCTIVE
in collaboration with
Regional English Language Office (RELO)
U. S. Embassy, New Delhi
English Language Fellow Program
U. S. State Department/Georgetown University
and
American Corners Libraries
hosted by the
AHMEDABAD MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
ATIRA Campus
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Marg.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
380015

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  • Student Centered Instruction- A few Techniques

    1. 1. STUDENT CENTERED INSTRUCTION: A FEW TECHNIQUES - Harbhadrasinh Sarvaiya
    2. 2. LET US RETHINK <ul><li>LEARNING PROCESS </li></ul><ul><li>-WHOLE PERSON PHENOMENON </li></ul><ul><li>-PLAYFUL </li></ul><ul><li>-ENGAGING </li></ul><ul><li>-SELF DIRECTED </li></ul><ul><li>-MEANINGFUL </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ LEARNER CENTERED APPROACH” -TRANSFORMS TODAY’S EDUCATION-
    4. 4. ACTIVE LEARNING <ul><li>“ ACTIVE LEARNING IS A PROCESS </li></ul><ul><li>WHEREBY LEARNERS ARE ACTIVELY </li></ul><ul><li>ENGAGED IN THE LEARNING </li></ul><ul><li>PROCESS ” </li></ul><ul><li>- WIKIPEDIA </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHY ACTIVE LEARNING? <ul><li>GREAT MOTIVATION </li></ul><ul><li>RETENTION OF KNOWLEDGE </li></ul><ul><li>ATTENTIVENESS & ENJOYMENT </li></ul><ul><li>EFEECTIVE IN LARGER CLASSES </li></ul>
    6. 6. TEACHER’S ROLE SHIFT FROM : INFORMATION FEEDER TO FACILITATOR
    7. 7. A FEW TECHNIQUES <ul><li>DISCUSSION </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTION-ANSWER </li></ul><ul><li>THINK-PAIR-SHARE </li></ul><ul><li>ANALYSIS OR REACTION TO VIDEOS </li></ul><ul><li>GAMES </li></ul><ul><li>CONCEPT MAPPING </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE NEWS LETTERS </li></ul><ul><li>KEEPING JOURNALS & LOGS </li></ul>
    8. 8. ELT in SCIENCE COLLEGES ‘FEW CHALLENGES’ <ul><li>STRENGTH OF STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>HABIT OF IGNORING THE SUBJECT </li></ul><ul><li>BACKGROUND OF STUDENTS </li></ul>
    9. 9. OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES: M Y E X P E R I M E N T S
    10. 10. PPT & VIDEOS <ul><li>VINCENT VAN GOGH </li></ul><ul><li>APJ ABDUL KALAM ‘ WINGS OF FIRE’ </li></ul><ul><li>R K NARAYAN </li></ul><ul><li>‘ GUIDE’ </li></ul>
    11. 11. WEDNESDAY
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    13. 14. BLOG WRITING <ul><li>EDUBLOG </li></ul><ul><li>TUTOR BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>REAL WORLD TOOL TO PRACTICE WRITING </li></ul><ul><li>REAL AUDIENCE FOR STUDENT WRITING </li></ul><ul><li>MEANINGFUL & PURPOSEFUL ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
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    15. 17. LANGUAGE LEARNING MODES WATCHing LISTENing READing
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    19. 25. BUZZER READING
    20. 26. MOBILE DICTIONARY
    21. 27. And HENCE, <ul><li>IT DOES ENHANCE </li></ul><ul><li>BUT WHAT IF? </li></ul><ul><li>OUR RESPONSIBILITY </li></ul>
    22. 28. <ul><li>‘ APPROACH </li></ul><ul><li>is more appreciated than </li></ul><ul><li>mere INTENTION ’ </li></ul>i THiNK…..
    23. 29. SO WHAT IF YOU HAVE THE SWEET TUNES ?
    24. 30. MAKE THEM FEEL SPEAK
    25. 31. A BIG THANK YOU <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>9879012711

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