Re: [dogme] Practical
- Adrian wrote: With lower level classes on the other hand I
have found that the students produce so much language for me to throw
back to them to work with that I can generate whole 3 hour lessons from
one 10 minute activity.
What I need help with is knowing *how* to throw language back to the students. Obviously everybody has different styles, but I'd love to hear them. Any help?
- From a review about primate behaviour in the latest London Review
"In fact, most of the life skills that people learn are not deliberately
taught. McGrew cites a study of the fifty basic skills of Aka
pygmies, almost all learned without active teaching. Teaching, he
points out, is a last resort: time-consuming, prone to error.
Teaching is for the frills of life: really important skills are learned
outside school. They are absorbed from watching others, or from
trial and error 'play' in the company of others. They can be as
simple as how to use chopsticks, as complicated as tracking an
antelope, as fundamental as learning to talk".
And as learning a second language, I dare say.
Dogme moments as "trial and error play in the company of