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Oldham MFL Network Event 13-07-12

  1. 1. Developing students’ Independent Learning Skills in Languages Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe SchoolMy Languages Bloghttp://isabellejones.blogspot.comTwitter: @icpjoneshttp://mfloldham.pbworks.com Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. Themes• Independent learning and OFSTED outstanding learning• The Radclyffe L-E-A-R-N model and Learning & Teaching languages• Good practice and routines to support students’ independence in the languages classroom• Resources to support students’ independent learning• Thinking skills and independent learning in MFL• Target-setting and reviewing learning in MFL-sharing good practice, tips & tricks• Mini-projects Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Independent Learning and OFSTED Outstanding learning • Outstanding lessons • The work is pitched at a level that is achievable if individual pupils work hard and try their very best • Pupils with specific learning needs receive support at the time and level it is required to optimise their learning • The work includes opportunities to develop pupils skills in reading, writing, mathematics and ICT, as well as providing opportunities for extending wider skills such as research and co-operative working • The tasks themselves enthuse pupils so that they persevere when faced with difficult problems and are keen to succeed and to learn more • The pace of learning is optimised throughout the lesson by the teacher being able to use the time to the best effect in supporting pupils at the time they need such support Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. MFL Survey visits• Outstanding“Pupils show exceptional independence in their studies and can use a range of resources including ICT to develop their language skills and investigate aspects that interest them”“The precisely targeted support provided but other adults encourages all pupils to develop independence and a desire to use the target language for real communication” Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Areas seen as lacking in last OFSTED subject report• Target Language and speaking skills• Use of reading materials/ authentic materials• Broader approaches to learning & teaching and creative use of ICT• Development of independent language learning skills good enough to support post 16 studies Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Challenges for Languages Teachers• How do you personalise learning to the extent that each language learner can progress independently to stretch themselves?• How do you provide feedback/ individualised support within a language lesson?• How do you develop research skills and co- operative working? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Back to basics… With thanks to The Radclyffe’s Independence Group Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Our Learning Skills and Attitudes: A check list to discussLock onto learning Alone and with others∀Have high aspirations ∀Make decisions, after∀Seek out challenge considering consequences∀Work towards a goal ∀Take responsibility for homewith focus Explore possibilities learning Reflect on Never give up∀Use initiative ∀Know how to approach a ∀Develop effective revision ∀Celebrate being∀Take risks techniques progress problem ∀Identify stuck∀Be self-motivated ∀Ask questions ∀Use B4ME ASE ∀Persevere∀Identify questions to opportunities and ∀Generate ideas ∀Communicate learning in ∀Develop a growthanswer steps for ∀Use resources skilfully relevant ways mind set∀Remember equipment improvement ∀Analyse and evaluate ∀Collaborate with others ∀Have confidence∀Plan effectively ∀Set and review information ∀Reach agreements ∀See challenge as a∀Manage time well targets ∀Consider different ∀Use self-control and show learning opportunity ∀Continually∀Recognise preferred perspectives respect ∀Anticipate blockers evaluateleaning style ∀Make connections ∀Provide constructive feedback and obstacles performance ∀Question assumptions ∀Develop communication skills ∀Respond positively ∀Celebrate ∀Be able to summarise (reading, writing, oral). to change. achievements ∀Support summaries with ∀Develop discussion, ∀Develop strategies ∀Learn from evidence persuasion, and resolution skills. for managing feelings mistakes ∀Be flexible ∀Respond positively to criticism Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. Learn Independently• What are your top 5 for languages from our whole school list?• What have you implemented in your classroom to develop your top 5? What are you planning to develop? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Routines• Organisers/ pens• Dictionaries: use / buy• Target-setting: more individual involvement• Homework: booklet/ online resources• Experimental use of Social media: Twitter and Edmodo Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Resources and ideas to develop independent learners• 1.• 2.• 3. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. What sort of qualities, skills andattitudes does a GCSE student need tohave in order to be successful in thespeaking and the writing ControlledAssessment? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. • Cope with a greater degree of unpredictability⇒Student independence: phonic rules, use of dictionary& verb tables.• Understand and use more accurately a widening range ofvocabulary and structures, including some unfamiliar language=>intercultural understanding, inferences from English and/orother known language, use of para-linguistic clues (visuals, tone ofvoice, bold, italics etc…), memorisation techniques.• Understand and discuss issues and opinions=>Knowledge of a range of structures, connectives and synonyms,linking ideas and points of view in a well-organised way.• Give full description and accounts=>proofreading ability, peer assessment & support, memorisationtechniques. AQA GCSE specification-context and purposes Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. A Juggling Act • Content readability • Length • Range of structures • Accuracy • Pronunciation • Memorisation/ Independence Free Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. PLTS in the Secondary National Curriculum self manager independent enquirer creative thinker reflective learner team worker effective participator Free Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  16. 16. How can PLTS help? • Not a new concept: Personal, Learning + Thinking Skills • Independent learning skills • Learners’ social interactions • Making the link between ideas • Transferring knowledge of patterns • NOT a government initiative-focus for good practice Free Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  17. 17. How can PLTS help?Students gain in confidence when:•They have opportunities to access a wide range of learning and teaching styles and to explore whatworks for them•They are aware of their strengths and they havestrategies to deal with their weaknesses•They understand what level of development theyare at and how to develop further•They start becoming more independent Free Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  18. 18. How can PLTS help? Giving students opportunities for independence Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956) Evaluate, judge, defend, criticise, justify, choose Hypothesize, discuss, compare, create, construct Analyse, organise, deduce, contrast, distinguish Manipulate, classify, apply, modify, illustrate, solve Explain, describe, visualise, illustrate, paraphrase Recall,identify, list, name, define, show, recognise Recall, identify, list, name, define, show, recogniseCognitive Domain Free Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  19. 19. How can PLTS help? Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956) Attributes/qualities content skills Internalise Naturalisation values system Organise ideas Articulation Value ideas Develop precision Respond to ideas Manipulate Receive ideas Imitate Free Powerpoint TemplatesAffective Domain Cognitive Domain Psychomotor Domain Page 19
  20. 20. SOLO TaxonomyStands for Structures of Observed Learning OutcomesDeveloped by Biggs and Collis in 1982Describes levels of increasing complexity in a student’sunderstanding of a subjectWith the highest level being the extended abstract level,when students can make connections not only withinthe given area but also beyond it.Students will also be able to generalise and transfer theprinciples and ideas to another area in an independentmanner. Are we allowing our students to make these connections? http://pamhook.com/ Free Powerpoint Templates Page 20
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  22. 22. SOLO TaxonomySOLO level Verbs NumberExtended Abstract Generalise, predict, evaluate, reflect, affect other hypothesise, theorise, create, prove, plan, words too justify, argue, compose, prioritise, design, construct, performRelational Sequence, classify, compare and contrast, How gender explain causes, explain effects, analyse (part- affect other words: whole), form an analogy, organise, adj, poss… distinguish, interview, question, relate, applyMultistructural Describe, list, outline, follow an algorithm, Patterns combineUnistructural Define, identify, name, draw, find, label, Gender match, follow a simple procedure Verbs for declarative and functioning knowledge- Common task descriptorsPowerpoint Templates Educational Achievement (NCEA) Free for the National Certificate of GCSE/AS/A level Page 22
  23. 23. Strategies for developing reflective independent learners• Introducing Meta-language to talk about learning: mats, display• Overlaps with AFL and SEAL: understanding of assessment criteria, different types of motivation…• Focus on developing PLTS as a wholeschool approach• http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-cramlington-model-for-developing.html• http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-approach-for-languages-at.html Free Powerpoint Templates Page 23
  24. 24. Developing Reflective independent learners: Mats
  25. 25. PLTS and SEAL:Display/ Overlaps
  26. 26. PLTS/AFL overlaps: Lesson Objectives Objectifs: Objectifs:• Look at the specific skills required to do well the Speaking Controlled Assessment• Identify and use “interesting” phrases to improve the range of the language used SEAL objectives: Motivation (red) •I monitor and evaluate my own work •I set challenges and targets for myself and celebrate when I achieve them Free Powerpoint Templates Page 26
  27. 27. PLTS/AFL overlaps: Lesson ObjectivesVers le succès (Steps to Success):•Developing strategies to start off answers in differentways•Say & understand how time phrases, connectives,comparatives, reasons & opinions can improve yourlinguistic range•Practise speaking ensuring you do not pronouncesilent lettersVers le progrès (Path to Progress):Be able to develop your speaking answers using arange of structures • Recognise your strengths • Be aware of how you are doing • Learn from mistakes Free Powerpoint Templates Page 27
  28. 28. vendredi 3 février Qu’est-ce qu’on va faire? Today’s target: Talking about what you are going to do in the eveningSteps to Success:• Revise familiar verbs in the present tense • Use “on va” as an introduction to using the future tense (5c)Path to progress: • Understanding the future tense (L5) Self awareness Motivation Free Powerpoint Templates Page 28
  29. 29. Reflective Independent Languages Activities individual pair Small group wholeclass•Use mystery pictures: Flickr/ photo apps: Pinterest•Use authentic pictures Flickr groups / my TES page•Use links between pictures: and, but•Compare pictures : use comparative and justified opinions•Describe what happened before•Describe what might happen after•Read/Listen to clues to identify one specific picture without actuallysaying the key word (taboo) reading writing listening s speaking Free Powerpoint Templates Page 29
  30. 30. L’alcool, le tabac ou les drogues? Le tabacL’alcool Les drogues Free Powerpoint Templates Page 30
  31. 31. Student-based Languages Activities Le tabac Les Le médicaments cannabis La cocaïneL’ héroïne Le travail Le shopping Le jeu L’alcool http://classtools.net/ Free Powerpoint Templates Page 31
  32. 32. Speaking and Teacher Talk• Teacher use of the Target Language• Opportunities for students to speak the language fora real purpose• Safe environment for speaking• Pronunciation and student confidence: for or against choral repetition?• Something to aim for: Group Talkhttp://www.teachfind.com/teachers-tv/mfl-implementing-grou Free Powerpoint Templates Page 32
  33. 33. 1 2 3 4 idée araignée éléphant oublier5 6 7 8 univers cochon cicliste maison9 10 11 12 voiture lapin gymnastique manger13 14 15 16 France menton eau fille
  34. 34. Je ne vais pas gaspiller l’électricité et l’eau.Free Powerpoint Templates Page 34
  35. 35. Cross-curricular contextsArt: colours and descriptions, biographies, use of visualsand 3D “hooks”Music: rhymes, sounds and rhythmDrama: role-play/ puppetsHistory: a new slant on what they are familiar with e.g. ww2Geography: Barcelona, Paris, the environment, fair tradeDance: cultural aspects, use movement to rememberMedia studies: looking at advertising or short filmsCultural awareness and identity: celebrate and promote diversitypictures, music, the French and Spanish-speaking world … Free Powerpoint Templates Page 35
  36. 36. Cross-curricular context:Le masque/ La máscara Free Powerpoint Templates Page 36
  37. 37. Cross-curricular context: Le rap J’ai un chat, Hannibal pronunciation Verb paradigms Tu as un animal? Link with phonics Rhymes Il a un chien. Swap rhyming words around Elle a un lapin. Nous avons des poissonsVous avez des lions? Ils ont deux serpents longs Free Powerpoint Templates Page 37
  38. 38. Cross-curricular context: Rap: Trouve la rime!1.Find a theme2.Write down 5 key words linked with the theme3.Think of possible rhyming word. Remember suffixes that are the same ornearly the same in both languages e.g. ción/ tion, ism/ isme/ ismo using rhymedictionary/apps4.Fill in the gaps! Free Powerpoint Templates Page 38
  39. 39. Cross-curricular contextMemorisation to a tune: Songify Avoir.m4a Tener.m4a Free Powerpoint Templates Page 39
  40. 40. ICT support for learners: in and out of the classroomOnline dictionary and apps vs paper dictionary http://www.wordreference.com/Le Robert-Dixel http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/le-robert-dictionnaire-dixel/id324277188?mt=8Verb apps and verb tables http://www.bescherelle.com/http://www.elconjugador.com/enindex.php?newlang=Y&langvalue=enRecording themselves to improve accent: audacity/ phone, voki, text-to-speech,FLA or teacher. http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/ http://voki.com/Opportunities to practise speaking without a public performanceHomework or extension work send via Edmodo (free) or My works (subscription) Free Powerpoint Templates Page 40
  41. 41. ICT support for learners: in and out of the classroomVLE: homework, consolidation and extension workFacebook page: Departmental/ Faculty page with links promoting languagesBlog/ wiki: http://chilternedgemfl.typepad.com/chiltern-edge-mfl/ http://langwitch.org/stmichaelsmfl/ http://stmichaelsmfl.wikispaces.com/App list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjQhXECgd8S1dHQ1TVVZUlQ4aTdEeW03TWJnN2t6cEE&authkey=CP-j5ZEP Free Powerpoint Templates Page 41
  42. 42. AFL and Student IndependenceSelf and peer assessment: proofreading/ developing students’understanding of assessment criteriaUnderstanding criteria: what I am at/ how do I move on(break it down/ beware of oversimplification)Peer assessment: oral/ written feedbackStudent training needs to be included in Schemes of Work Free Powerpoint Templates Page 42
  43. 43. Confidence-building activitiesTeach a sophisticated language item to the rest of the classParallel texts: e.g. wikipedia article with questions in the targetlanguage to answer/information to organise from an article in thetarget language.Positive reading: highlight known words and cognatesPredictive listening: use the context to guess what isgoing to be mentioned on the recording.Teach about context: use a check list Show them how much they know already and where they can go to find out more about what Free Powerpoint Templates they don’t know yet… Page 43
  44. 44. Mini projects? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 44
  45. 45. Themes• Independent learning and OFSTED outstanding learning• The Radclyffe L-E-A-R-N model and Learning & Teaching languages• Good practice and routines to support students’ independence in the languages classroom• Resources to support students’ independent learning• Thinking skills and independent learning in MFL• Target-setting and reviewing learning in MFL-sharing good practice, tips & tricks• Mini-projects Free Powerpoint Templates Page 45
  46. 46. Developing students’ Independent Learning Skills in Languages Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe SchoolMy Languages Bloghttp://isabellejones.blogspot.comTwitter: @icpjoneshttp://mfloldham.pbworks.com Free Powerpoint Templates Page 46