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Networks At its core is relationship, and the fact more varied. When is similarity helpful, represent a shift from vertical to more that living things cannot live unless and when is variety helpful? Networks have their built-in snags too. Development of local hierarchies detracting from the good of the whole network is one, and reliance on certain members is another. Both can lead to the growth of a hierarchy perhaps undermining the network.
And excess of silent or passive members is another issue, which can lead to the first two. Decision making where that becomes necessary can be another challenge, while transitory membership can be an asset or not, depending on the purpose. Kinds of network A network can be temporary, like for the duration of a conference or course or working group or holiday, and out create collegiate staffrooms where we At least two things are happening right of these accidental meetings more are able to be learners, helpers, advisors now, and each interacts with the other.
One is the obvious fact that technology Facebook group or dinner party group. In a classroom this may manifest in enables a volume and extent and Networks may be user groups who a more learning-centred ethos where reach of networking never imagined come together to extend their expertise togetherness and collaboration allows before, which makes many places on and benefit each other, or learning questions to be asked and risks taken.
The more networks I have also been in staffrooms that and online forums cover a plethora you belong to and the more they are are the opposite — disconnected, non of issues, big and small, giving real networked, the greater the surface area of co-operative, competitive, even toxic comfort and support to teachers in real interaction with what is new or unknown, — which are less supportive and more time, to teachers working literally all and by the simple move of joining and exhausting to be in.
Networks flow round a whole community can develop, cautious willingness to experience corners, and into nooks and crannies. In a well-networked school teachers, and sense of what matters.
Networks students, managers and administration are not a direct result of technology but know what each other does and how clearly technology has helped.
Where Local knowledge and the they can assist each other through their teachers in the past relied entirely on political own activities, through sharing ideas, their own staffroom for support, they can And this is another important and offering guidance, seeking solutions now reach out further.
Communities of political aspect of networking: it is together, and having a greater sense practice have sprung from this concept the perfect medium for growing local of input into the working of the whole, of networking.
Networks are powered knowledge needed by local people in and the curriculum and syllabus. Networking and attitudes of the members.
We Knowledge itself becomes a process is an underlying methodology that can hopefully work in and have helped rather than a finished product.
In other words that are also key in developing the best out, or competing each other into truth is local, like solutions, materials possible opportunities for progress extinction, but by connecting together. Networks signal a to be made.
Thus IATEFL thrives in countries move from reliance on experts towards where there is already a strong local self and collegiate help, and a move Networks too are part of bigness.
There can, but see that in the social media, and in networked experience to help local need not be, a sense of anti-authority online English language teacher sites associations to grow. Mobile learning Online resources are more accessible with a mobile app or a mobile-friendly version.
Wordable Playlingo Ltd. It has built-in, spaced repetition and active-recall learning to make new words stick. Essential English Oxford University Press uses mobile technology to provide free resources for teachers and students, including flashcards, phrasebooks, lesson plans and activities.
Gamification Appealing to football-lovers, LearnMatch VE Vision Education GmbH uses training sessions, friendly matches, leagues and cup games to make vocabulary learning fun for young learners. Get Set, Go!
On an even more immersive scale, Learn Languages with Ruby Rei Wibbu plunges the learners into an interactive adventure game.
They have to use their language skills to negotiate, collaborate and build friendships in order to escape from a forgotten planet at the edge of the universe. Any learning that takes place is incidental. Would you like to receive more articles like this? Embodied learning Embodied learning is based on the idea that learning is not just about remembering.
It involves using the mind and the body, collaborating, discussing and exploring. Learners need to be emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially engaged. Courses such as Doodle Town Macmillan Education use visual, audio and hands-on activities to stimulate and inspire learning, getting young learners to draw, create, and be inquisitive.
Inquiry-based learning or: 'learning in a complex world' The scenarios that teachers come across in some course materials can seem simplified and unrealistic, leading us to wonder if we are adequately training our learners for real life in the 21st century.
They encourage teenagers to practise the soft skills and communication skills needed to take part in the global communities of the 21st century. Aimed at the adult learner, Perspectives National Geographic uses real-life stories and TED talks to motivate learners to think critically and creatively. Teachers and learners discover how writers and speakers use grammar to express themselves in real life.
Many refused to consider how the concept of English as an international language might fit into course materials and language teaching. Today, we see resource materials like PronPack Mark Hancock taking a non-prescriptive approach to accent and instead focusing on increased intelligibility as the objective. Multi-literacies and trans-languaging In global communities where English is a common language of communication alongside other languages, knowledge of other languages is an asset.
This requires complex social and cognitive skills. In contrast, strict English-only classrooms are slowly becoming a thing of the past.