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“Recycling OURSELVES” - as teachers and learners<br /><ul><li>Tony GURR
5th Yüce College ELT Seminar
(20th March 2010)</li></li></ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/<br /><ul><li>Tony GURR
5th Yüce College ELT Seminar
(20th March 2010)</li></li></ul><li>RECYCLING – OUTSIDE ELT<br />
RECYCLING – OUTSIDE ELT<br />So, why do so few of us actually take time to RECYCLE our glass, plastic, cans and….?<br />
What ABOUT “ELT RECYCLING”?<br />
TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN<br />Teaching<br />Learning<br />What should I teach? <br />What should my students be able to ...
IS IT POSSIBLE<br />but…we only HAVE a PERSPECTIVE on LEARNING?<br />..that we TAKE a TEACHING PERSPECTIVE…<br />
UNDERSTANDING & IMPROVING RECYCLING<br />What are we teaching? What topics, themes and content are we covering?<br />How a...
What is learning?<br />Who is learning?<br />UNDERSTANDING LEARNING & THE LEARNER<br />When and where does learning happen...
What is learning?<br />Who is learning?<br />UNDERSTANDING LEARNING & THE LEARNER<br />When and where does learning happen...
 <br />...the paradigm that has governed our colleges is this: A college is an institution that exists to provide instruct...
“teaching & Learning” or “teaching & teaching”<br />In recent years, phrases such as ‘teaching and learning policies’ or ‘...
“valuing what we measure” or “measuring what we value”<br />In the rush to make young people into successful exam-passers,...
So, what is learning?<br />TEACHING ≠ LEARNING<br />
LEARNING = <br />CHANGE  +<br />COLLABORATION +<br />ENGAGEMENT + <br />FEEDBACK + <br />MISTAKES +<br />PERFORMANCE + <br...
RECYCLING OURSELVES – Teacher RENEWAL...<br />workshops<br />conferences<br />higher degrees<br />accountability<br />prog...
The “Search” for the GREAT TEACHER<br />What are the characteristics, dispositions and traits of great teachers?<br />What...
The “Search” for the EFFECTIVE TEACHER<br />What do they know and understand <br />about teaching?<br />What do they do wi...
The “Search” for EFFECTIVE TEACHING<br />What do they know and understand <br />about teachingand learning?<br />What do t...
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Recycling Ourselves As Teachers And Learners

  1. 1. “Recycling OURSELVES” - as teachers and learners<br /><ul><li>Tony GURR
  2. 2. 5th Yüce College ELT Seminar
  3. 3. (20th March 2010)</li></li></ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/<br /><ul><li>Tony GURR
  4. 4. 5th Yüce College ELT Seminar
  5. 5. (20th March 2010)</li></li></ul><li>RECYCLING – OUTSIDE ELT<br />
  6. 6. RECYCLING – OUTSIDE ELT<br />So, why do so few of us actually take time to RECYCLE our glass, plastic, cans and….?<br />
  7. 7. What ABOUT “ELT RECYCLING”?<br />
  8. 8. TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN<br />Teaching<br />Learning<br />What should I teach? <br />What should my students be able to do with what they learn? <br />
  9. 9. IS IT POSSIBLE<br />but…we only HAVE a PERSPECTIVE on LEARNING?<br />..that we TAKE a TEACHING PERSPECTIVE…<br />
  10. 10. UNDERSTANDING & IMPROVING RECYCLING<br />What are we teaching? What topics, themes and content are we covering?<br />How are we teaching? What tasks, activities and exercises are we using?<br />When are we teaching?<br />Where are we teaching?<br />Who are we teaching?<br />
  11. 11. What is learning?<br />Who is learning?<br />UNDERSTANDING LEARNING & THE LEARNER<br />When and where does learning happen?<br />Who is learning for?<br />What can be learned?<br />Does teaching lead to learning and what do we know about the learning-to-teaching connection?<br />How and why does learning happen?<br />Does learning last, and if so, what kind of learning lasts?<br />What ought to be learned? <br />What is the role of practice, performance, assessment, and reflection in learning?<br />How do students develop responsibility for learning to learn - and to unlearn?<br />HOW DO WE KNOW?<br />
  12. 12. What is learning?<br />Who is learning?<br />UNDERSTANDING LEARNING & THE LEARNER<br />When and where does learning happen?<br />Who is learning for?<br />What can be learned?<br />Does teaching lead to learning and what do we know about the learning-to-teaching connection?<br />How and why does learning happen?<br />Does learning last, and if so, what kind of learning lasts?<br />What ought to be learned? <br />What is the role of practice, performance, assessment, and reflection in learning?<br />How do students develop responsibility for learning to learn - and to unlearn?<br />HOW DO WE KNOW?<br />
  13. 13.  <br />...the paradigm that has governed our colleges is this: A college is an institution that exists to provide instruction. Subtly, but profoundly we are shifting to a new paradigm: A college is an institution that exists to produce learning. <br /> <br />(The Instructional Paradigm) takes the means or method – called “instruction” or “teaching” – and makes it the college’s end or purpose. To say the purpose of colleges is to provide instruction is like saying that General Motors’ business is to operate assembly lines... <br />Barr & Tagg, 1995<br />A tale of two “paradigms”<br />
  14. 14. “teaching & Learning” or “teaching & teaching”<br />In recent years, phrases such as ‘teaching and learning policies’ or ‘teaching and learning strategies’ have been used more and more. <br />But close examination suggests that they might better read ‘teaching and teaching’, since the real attention given to learning is minimal.  <br />Watkins (2003)<br />
  15. 15. “valuing what we measure” or “measuring what we value”<br />In the rush to make young people into successful exam-passers, we have overlooked their deeper need to become successful people, eager to learn and grow in the real-life world of work, leisure and relationships...<br />The question is not whether young people can be persuaded to learn, it is: what stops them, or puts them off.<br />Claxton (2008)<br />
  16. 16. So, what is learning?<br />TEACHING ≠ LEARNING<br />
  17. 17. LEARNING = <br />CHANGE +<br />COLLABORATION +<br />ENGAGEMENT + <br />FEEDBACK + <br />MISTAKES +<br />PERFORMANCE + <br />PRACTICE + <br />PROCESSING + <br />QUESTIONING +<br />REFLECTION + <br />TEACHING + <br />TIME +<br />???<br />
  18. 18. RECYCLING OURSELVES – Teacher RENEWAL...<br />workshops<br />conferences<br />higher degrees<br />accountability<br />programmes<br />Let’s forget this!<br />reading<br />by problem-solving<br />Experiential Learning<br />by sharing<br />by reflecting<br />by learning through thinking & doing<br />
  19. 19. The “Search” for the GREAT TEACHER<br />What are the characteristics, dispositions and traits of great teachers?<br />What do great teachers do?<br />
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  21. 21. The “Search” for the EFFECTIVE TEACHER<br />What do they know and understand <br />about teaching?<br />What do they do with what they know and understand about teaching?<br />What do they do to improve what they do with what they know and understand about teaching?<br />
  22. 22. The “Search” for EFFECTIVE TEACHING<br />What do they know and understand <br />about teachingand learning?<br />What do they do with what they know and understand about teachingand learning?<br />What do they do to improve what they do with what they know and understand about teachingand learning?<br />
  23. 23. What If………………..?<br />We asked more questions from a <br />LEARNING PERSPECTIVE?<br />learning<br />teachers<br />learning & supportive school leaders<br />learning systems<br />The quality of a question is not judged by its complexity but by the complexity of thinking it provokes.<br /> <br />Joseph O’Connor<br />
  24. 24. Tony GURR<br />tonygurr@gmail.com<br />http://www.slideshare.net/<br />

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