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• What is LOTC?

LOTC: Learning that is
literally ‘out there’!

• LOTC environments

• LOTC preparation
• LOTC activities
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What is Learning Outside the
Classroom (LOTC)?

• Learning in any environment (including
buildings or open spaces) outside...
What different kinds of LOTC
environment are there?

Natural

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Beaches
Domains
Bush walks
Gardens
etc
Cultural

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Museums
Restaurants
Pa sites
Marae
Public talks
Films
etc
Functional

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Libraries
Post Offices
Supermarkets
Malls
Tourist Information
Open Homes
etc
How can we help learners
prepare for LOTC?

Resources

Activities

• Realia

• Practicalities

• Texts

• Language Study

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What activities can be
included in LOTC?

Games &
Challenges

• Challenge cards
• Alphabet / Colour Trails
• Treasure hunt...
Functional
Dialogues

Paired practice – one student
participates, the other
observes and gives feedback

Recording

Studen...
How can we exploit LOTC in
follow-up lessons?

Language
• Past tenses
• Question forms
• Superlatives / Relative Clauses
•...
Skills

• Descriptions
• Narratives
• Informative texts
• Reworking functional dialogues
• Quiz questions
LOTC Task

In pairs or groups, brainstorm an LOTC
activity you could use with your students,
including the:
• Location
• L...
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Learning Outside the Classroom: Teacher Training Day, Dominion, Auckland October 19 2013

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This presentation was given by Justine Ritchie and Martin McMorrow at the Teacher Training Day held at Dominion School, Auckland on October 19th 2013. It focuses on practical ideas for English Language learning activities outside the classroom.

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Learning Outside the Classroom: Teacher Training Day, Dominion, Auckland October 19 2013

  1. 1. • What is LOTC? LOTC: Learning that is literally ‘out there’! • LOTC environments • LOTC preparation • LOTC activities • LOTC follow-up Presented at Dominion Auckland Teacher Training Day, November 2013 by Martin McMorrow & Justine Ritchie
  2. 2. What is Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC)? • Learning in any environment (including buildings or open spaces) outside the four classroom walls • Involves real-world experiences and authentic language • Can create memorable experiences • Can enhance classroom learning – either as preparation or follow-up activities
  3. 3. What different kinds of LOTC environment are there? Natural • • • • • Beaches Domains Bush walks Gardens etc
  4. 4. Cultural • • • • • • • Museums Restaurants Pa sites Marae Public talks Films etc
  5. 5. Functional • • • • • • • Libraries Post Offices Supermarkets Malls Tourist Information Open Homes etc
  6. 6. How can we help learners prepare for LOTC? Resources Activities • Realia • Practicalities • Texts • Language Study • Images • Simulations • Research
  7. 7. What activities can be included in LOTC? Games & Challenges • Challenge cards • Alphabet / Colour Trails • Treasure hunt • Story-telling • Research tasks • Evaluation forms • • Secret Shoppers
  8. 8. Functional Dialogues Paired practice – one student participates, the other observes and gives feedback Recording Students making audio, video or image recordings on their phones to use in follow-up activities
  9. 9. How can we exploit LOTC in follow-up lessons? Language • Past tenses • Question forms • Superlatives / Relative Clauses • Modal verbs • Vocabulary
  10. 10. Skills • Descriptions • Narratives • Informative texts • Reworking functional dialogues • Quiz questions
  11. 11. LOTC Task In pairs or groups, brainstorm an LOTC activity you could use with your students, including the: • Location • Language and Cultural Learning goals • Tasks for Preparation, the Activity itself and the follow-up lesson

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