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Julie Anne Wallis & Aggie Chapman: The Student Perspective; Learning from the Learners

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Julie Anne Wallis & Aggie Chapman: The Student Perspective; Learning from the Learners

  1. 1. Learning from Learners Julie Wallis and Aggie Chapman The London School - Thiene, Italy ©Eaquals Eaquals – Training for Excellence Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 1
  2. 2. Julie’s story… ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madridl 2019 www.eaquals.org 2
  3. 3. Aggie’s story ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.o rg 3
  4. 4. ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 4 Learner profiles: 18+ B1 upwards Any level below and up to one above Current student No observations of own class or teacher Committed Willing to do tasks in English
  5. 5. Define teaching excellence in the classroom? ww w.ea qual s.org 5
  6. 6. What did they say ? ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 6
  7. 7. ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 7 What do our learners really want? • Professional prepared teachers who know how to: • Motivate and engage learners in meaningful activities • Support learners towards success • Guide and develop learners’ language and skills • Help build confidence and become autonomous • Give learners useful feedback
  8. 8. Putting the project into action: Challenges and issues
  9. 9. Observation feedback • Student discussion on observed lesson • Guided training on giving feedback • Simple feedback sheet ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 9
  10. 10. What’s next? • Complete the first cycle • Collate feedback from student observers and teachers • Feed this into CPD plans both at school level and individually • Report and blog for Eaquals • Roll the research project out across other Eaquals schools ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 10
  11. 11. The impact of the project. • Critical thinking skills • Collaborative group work • Analytical approach • Learner engagement in the teaching and learning process • Opportunities for real life language learning • Showcasing transparency • Bottom-up CPD ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 11
  12. 12. Where to from here? • Involve different age groups (buddy) • Look into cultural differences in other countries • Native vs non-native • Error correction or classroom management • Move further towards a learner-led environment e.g. involve learners in SWOT analysis ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 www.eaquals.org 12
  13. 13. Questions and suggestions…
  14. 14. w w w .e a q u al s. o r g 1 4 ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid 2019 Thank you. Julie Wallis Aggie Chapman info@thelondonschool.it

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