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Practical Steps to Learner Autonomy

Проголосовать за курс:
Maria Zakharova
Communicative Language School, Saint-Petersburg
The aim of the course is to offer language teachers practical guidance on how to promote learner autonomy in their classrooms, i.e. develop a sense of responsibility in their learners so that they'll understand how they learn, be able to reflect on their learning, and get ready to assume an active role in their learning. This process is slow and it should be gradual. For ease of usage, we organized information in the course into three steps: - raising learners' awareness; - changing attitudes to teaching and learning; - transferring roles from the teacher to learners.

Урок: What is Learner Autonomy and Why Develop it?

План курса:

  1. Learning styles. Basic perceptual style preferences (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). Learning style instruments. Needs analysis. Right and left brain learning. Whole brain learning. What's your teaching style? (2 lessons)
  2. Motivation. Motivation theories in psychology. Types of motivation. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Creating basic motivational conditions. Motivational strategies. (2 lessons)
  3. Language learning strategies. Classification of LLS. Application of LLS. LLS and blended learning. Using online tools (blogs, wikis, forums, chats). (2 lessons)
  4. Creating learner-centered classroom. Collaborative learning. Peer teaching. (2 lessons)
  5. Transferring roles. Teacher as a facilitator. Different modes of facilitation: hierarchical, cooperative, autonomous. Teaching mixed ability groups (2 lessons) Final test.
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