What Is Self Learning

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This slide is designed to assist teachers to understand how to teach a child to learn on their own. It\'s designed for western teachers teaching girls in a middle eastern world where students are not accustomed to critical thinking.

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What Is Self Learning

  1. 1. What is Self Learning?
  2. 2. Who were our first teachers?• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=7BqfvhuAkcD4 5M:&imgrefurl=http://www.thaitravelnews.net/features/thailand-floods-questions-answered-current-travel- situation-thailand/&docid=5Xo8g0lEHm-P0M&imgurl=http://www.thaitravelnews.net/wp- content/uploads/2011/10/questions.jpg&w=347&h=346&ei=jaVcT8iNMqfe4QSi5- GcDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=882&vpy=135&dur=1045&hovh=224&hovw=225&tx=114&ty=108&sig=102305814 228591111903&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0
  3. 3. Our parents!• Children are completely dependent upon their parents for everything.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=bQbD6rtgXZNJHM:&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-534235/Children-live-parents- improve-GCSE-performance-twice-fast-classmates-living-just- mothers.html&docid=280LNA67P1rgGM&imgurl=http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_02/gcse1403_468x347.jpg&w=468&h=347&ei=pEFcT__MDcbP4QTe_5zHDw&zoom=1&iact=h c&vpx=247&vpy=333&dur=1255&hovh=193&hovw=261&tx=146&ty=136&sig=114452699231718463233&page=1&tbnh=126&tbnw=167&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:0&biw=13 66&bih=637
  4. 4. Who were our next teachers?• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=auJUVtZPNafc XM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.medicyatra.com/2011/11/23/ask-these-questions-if-you-are-going-abroad-for- medical-care/&docid=irZQfTLNGmTzYM&imgurl=http://blog.medicyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/Ask- questions.jpg&w=336&h=384&ei=jaVcT8iNMqfe4QSi5- GcDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=944&vpy=243&dur=1760&hovh=240&hovw=210&tx=84&ty=185&sig=1023058142 28591111903&page=2&tbnh=141&tbnw=121&start=22&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:25,s:22
  5. 5. Our School Teacher’s! • A child learns from her teacher.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=wp8MfR-QfZSt5M:&imgrefurl=http://edudemic.com/2011/05/private-school- pay/&docid=ZU0LX92LPeSPfM&imgurl=http://edudemic.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/05/teacher.jpg&w=628&h=371&ei=iElcT_LkGJT74QSl9JHUDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=945&vpy=194&dur=618&hovh=172&hovw=292&tx=154 &ty=58&sig=114452699231718463233&page=1&tbnh=130&tbnw=173&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&biw=1366&bih=663
  6. 6. Who are our other teachers?• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=DXpDlxzsKsF5 wM:&imgrefurl=http://critical-thinkers.com/2011/02/70-questions-to-boost-your-critical- thinking/questions/&docid=uWc95jE0icA9dM&imgurl=http://critical-thinkers.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/02/TenQuestionsDropshippers.jpg&w=603&h=401&ei=jaVcT8iNMqfe4QSi5- GcDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=908&vpy=273&dur=1870&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=157&ty=111&sig=102305814 228591111903&page=2&tbnh=120&tbnw=181&start=22&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:22
  7. 7. Ourselves!• We teach ourselves, once we have learned to go beyond our parents, and teachers. • How do we do we teach ourselves?• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=D0bmaGo4MO qy_M:&imgrefurl=http://spinsucks.com/social-media/social-media- questions/&docid=xPKMf5ItwdEacM&imgurl=http://spinsucks.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/05/Questions.jpg&w=250&h=232&ei=jaVcT8iNMqfe4QSi5- GcDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=483&vpy=121&dur=130&hovh=185&hovw=200&tx=109&ty=100&sig=1023058142 28591111903&page=2&tbnh=142&tbnw=153&start=22&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:22
  8. 8. “Look it up!” In most western schools, authority figures begin to instruct children to “look it up” around the second grade. • This is the first step made towards “self learning.”• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=594&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=pCPe- 7HzOSPzCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.freeclipartnow.com/education/students/look-it-up.jpg.html&docid=UoKBw9hz7eDn0M&imgurl=http://www.freeclipartnow.com/d/11361-1/look- it-up.jpg&w=350&h=271&ei=n0pcT--lMuf_4QSQvvTTDw&zoom=1
  9. 9. Where do we find information?http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=HLYOeutINWHN5M:&imgrefur l=http://skydancingblog.com/2012/02/19/open-thread-looking-at-employer-based-health-insurance-as-part-of-a-salary- package/image-brain-questions/&docid=IZKdtaqMRSBSiM&imgurl=http://dakiniland.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/image- brain-questions.jpg&w=570&h=644&ei=jaVcT8iNMqfe4QSi5- GcDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=114&vpy=225&dur=1110&hovh=239&hovw=211&tx=117&ty=159&sig=10230581422859111 1903&page=3&tbnh=133&tbnw=118&start=49&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:49
  10. 10. The Library “The original, “go to” source for information.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=gOeC38-JwJwMLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.theambroseschool.org/about/the-classical- approach/&docid=FHZzSVBYKuMchM&imgurl=http://www.theambroseschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/3-girls-in-library-cool- light2.jpg&w=750&h=500&ei=c0tcT6ObOpDP4QT4_omaDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=373&vpy=305&dur=118&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=135&ty=115&sig=114452699 231718463233&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=189&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0&biw=1366&bih=637
  11. 11. The Internet • The Internet has become a primary source for students to find information.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=mdulvgHOOB4EtM:&imgrefurl=http://www.superstock.co.uk/stock-photos-images/4107- 69072&docid=RFq2Wv1ePCIyfM&imgurl=http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/4107/PreviewComp/SuperStock_4107- 69072.jpg&w=350&h=234&ei=okxcT5zbJbD44QTTjLGpDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=876&vpy=148&dur=2112&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=133&ty=89&sig=114452699231718463233&page =1&tbnh=120&tbnw=160&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&biw=1366&bih=594
  12. 12. Think about it! But how do we learn to “think for ourselves?”• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&tbnid=ND1viSPUnh_nfM:&imgrefurl=http: //rebeccayoussefi.wordpress.com/&docid=xat1-H-Su851DM&imgurl=http://rebeccayoussefi.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/think-for- yourself.jpg&w=4288&h=2848&ei=uqpcT6eqGpD5sgbi6pC2DA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=389&vpy=281&dur=863&hovh=183&hovw=276 &tx=152&ty=75&sig=102305814228591111903&page=2&tbnh=125&tbnw=167&start=23&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:23
  13. 13. So, what do you think? Self Learning tools introduce students to logical fallacies.• Shttp://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=Slx2rJpaNpWRPM:&imgrefurl=http://www.dreamstime.co m/royalty-free-stock-images-young-girl-thinking-and-writing- image11788849&docid=oDNBT7UMzA6ZfM&imgurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/young-girl-thinking-and-writing- thumb11788849.jpg&w=351&h=450&ei=gk5cT_GXNM_O4QSCgt3ODw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=198&sig=114452699231718463233&pa ge=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=105&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&tx=50&ty=53&biw=1366&bih=663
  14. 14. Critical Thinking Self Learning introduces students to the methods of Debate• http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&tbnid=XV1vC8GK0tcgCM:&imgrefurl=http://covadomarreco.blogspot.co m/&docid=mPOuSN3hebqT4M&imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/- 1vjFo_xeoiM/TtyCk1neVSI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/8qlnuk_lzb4/s1600/13_Think%252BFor%252BYourself.jpg&w=401&h=567&ei=uqpcT6eqGpD5sgbi6pC2DA&zoom=1&iact =hc&vpx=114&vpy=197&dur=1139&hovh=267&hovw=189&tx=110&ty=200&sig=102305814228591111903&page=2&tbnh=133&tbnw=94&start=23&ndsp=32&ved= 1t:429,r:24,s:23
  15. 15. Going beyond the research paper • We ask them to tell us (why) they think this way.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=73ctjzxeUcWuYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.comprofessor.com/2011/04/listening-and- critical-thinking.html&docid=jcQ_JLK6Pwc-XM&imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kr82cP2OYRY/TZ1Z_grN9JI/AAAAAAAAF2Q/xQYHyg67rC0/s1600/critical- thinking.jpeg&w=490&h=501&ei=UFBcT4KhC9D74QSJ7eHEDw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=136&sig=114452699231718463233&page=1&tbnh=110&tbnw=108&start=0& ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0&tx=55&ty=62&biw=1366&bih=594
  16. 16. Can’t you just tell me? “….you’ve always done it before….”• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=NfvsiuMeNnANHM:&imgrefurl=http://www.flickriver.com/photos/42883555%40N04/po pular- interesting/&docid=TYDYI4bTdv5kjM&imgurl=http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5554358050_c62766e875.jpg&w=500&h=333&ei=Tl5cT8O0CvLZ4QTer5mtDw&zoo m=1&iact=rc&dur=149&sig=114452699231718463233&page=3&tbnh=146&tbnw=178&start=44&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:44&tx=97&ty=91&biw=1366&bih=663
  17. 17. I think, therefore I am..• Self Learning tools set’s a child free to learn on their own, and to develop their own opinion.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=6B39LoIlm2cNcM:&imgrefurl=http://faithandhome.blogspot.com/2011/11/leap-of- faith.html&docid=48T6jKHKR_v-eM&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2kvia9NncjY/Trkb- C_KlII/AAAAAAAABmk/F9Px_8Z13iM/s1600/euphoria_leap_of_faith.jpg&w=578&h=406&ei=FVJcT6ipFdKIhQfdovWoBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=413&vpy=173&dur=4336&hovh=188&ho vw=268&tx=149&ty=71&sig=114452699231718463233&page=1&tbnh=103&tbnw=145&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&biw=1366&bih=594
  18. 18. I get it!• Self Learning tools assists students to come up with their own “big” idea!• http://www.sodahead.com/fun/why-are-studs-celebrated-but-sluts-are-vilified/question-2217031/?link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=http://www.inclusive- solutions.com/images/lightbulb_idea%255B1%255D.jpg
  19. 19. Tools• Self Learning facilitates rapid absorption of new skills.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=zPqEbX07jFa4- M:&imgrefurl=http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/2012/03/new_study_links_parkinsons_disease_drug_f aster_brain_injury_recovery.html&docid=umPtVj1T8B2beM&imgurl=http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/b rain-11224556.jpg&w=300&h=400&ei=HVVcT-flHon_4QSY5- zYDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=470&vpy=264&dur=125&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=96&ty=255&sig=114452699231 718463233&page=1&tbnh=131&tbnw=95&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0&biw=1366&bih=634
  20. 20. The next step.. • Self Learning is student based learning.• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=27F_KfRmCdlYJM:&imgrefurl=http://robbyrobinsjourney.wordpress.com/&docid=nwYJUt _GL8pnWM&imgurl=http://robbyrobinsjourney.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/flying_small.jpg&w=720&h=537&ei=DmBcT8_tI6WP4gSAooWCBA&zoom=1&iact=hc& vpx=749&vpy=4&dur=1954&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=164&ty=57&sig=114452699231718463233&page=3&tbnh=130&tbnw=173&start=51&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r: 5,s:51&biw=1366&bih=594
  21. 21. Fly like the wind..• Self Learning tools sets a child free to discover the world on their terms. Well done!• http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=sIlU2SbN3BIfjM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.triggerlappy.com/%3Fp%3D579&docid=FxlCD0GEPm0r_M&imgurl=ht tp://blog.triggerlappy.com/wp- content/uploads/2009/08/eagle.jpg&w=400&h=300&ei=5GBcT4fWLdPS4QT_8NC0Dw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=472&vpy=145&dur=2079&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=156&ty=124&sig=114 452699231718463233&page=1&tbnh=125&tbnw=167&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&biw=1366&bih=594
  22. 22. Facts for Teachers• Self learning at KSU, EB Campus is rolled out by:• Victoria Baardsen, Lead Teacher• Elisa Lima, Lead Teacher• Current Supervisor: Ruth Alcance• Office: B#128• Self Learning Training is mandatory for all teachers.• Self Learning classes meet weekly in Room B#222• Self Learning is curriculum based training that is mandated by King Saud University. It is not an option.• Self Learning is rolled out by the 2nd Teacher in the shared teaching partnership.• Self Learning tools are rolled out the next day following your training session.• Self Learning is student based learning, and is flexible to meet the students in your class.• There is no homework.• There are level based projects due at the very end: research papers, etc.• *If the teacher is absent, the cover teacher will not roll it out for you.• *You have to catch up with your SL class within the week."

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