Re: Experiential Learning Vs.Traditional Schooling
- Hi Buth
Thanks for your encouragement. We've had a really good response so
far and we haven't yet published the second episode. The hope is
that there will be lots of interactivity. We want to be able to use
the responses from the listeners as the basis for further spots. We
would also love it if anyone had a good idea for a feature and could
record it. We are specifically interested to hear about people's
experiences with longer stays abroad for whatever reason as we're
hoping to build up a bank of hints and tips for interns and the
like. But we also want to have fun.
This is a really good opportunity for those wanting to try out their
English to contribute as we anticipate that most of the
contributions will be non-native speakers.
I was really taken aback by what happened to you. It is not only
colleagues you have to convince but also the students who are used
to years of doing language in a particular way and who can be
extremely mistrustful when you come in and suggest other means of
language learning. I have just taken on two groups and had to
explain why a dictionary might be a good idea for example. They are
used to controlled texts with Danish glossary at all times and my
suggestion is met with blank looks. 'Never needed a dictionary
before!' Last lesson I dared to suggest that they might tell me what
they wanted to read about and I got 4 tentative suggestions. That's
more than enough for me to work on for the remaining 3 weeks they
have of the school year.
Looking forward to hearing from you on the podcast site
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Buthaina Al-Othman"
> Dear Webhead fellows,
> While I was reading the article I had you all in my mind and
> of those of us, (me included) who are not obeying or followingyou
> old-school methods currently implemented in our organizations; do
> think we should accept and just let go, or should we share thisknow
> article with our local colleagues and management? In my case, I
> this won't work, I've tried earlier and the situation becameworse. In
> fact I lately shared copies of my virtual presentation at TESOL'06
> with colleagues in the workplace and the result was that my PC was
> taken few days later! Am I paranoid?
> Best wishes :)