What are your thoughts about using technology to enhance learning/teaching in your own context? How will your learning influence your practice? When I first started teaching English language in schools almost 20 years ago, I had already realized that traditional literacies like reading and writing will continue to be crucial skills, but on their ownContinue reading “Lessons learnt – future practice”
Learning in communities: a reflection on how student collaboration looks like in a critical thinking and communication course
I have always believed in designing learning experiences which are authentic and set in a relevant real-world context. This will ensure that student learning is deepened, continuously challenged and applied meaningfully in whatever they do. I also value the possibilities of intra and interdisciplinary approaches to learning such that a student is never restricted toContinue reading “Learning in communities: a reflection on how student collaboration looks like in a critical thinking and communication course”
Design for online and blended learning: a reflection on the social presence of my teaching and learning environment
Foundationally, my teaching philosophy stems from a sociocultural perspective, where learning is a socially situated activity and what learners at first accomplish only in a social setting, they will eventually be able to – independently (Lantolf, 2005). Furthermore, I believe that individuals learn not as isolated beings, but as active members of a community/society –Continue reading “Design for online and blended learning: a reflection on the social presence of my teaching and learning environment”
“To open something, it must first be closed” (Mishra (2012). I was thinking about this quote this week. Indeed, we wouldn’t be able to open something that is already open. And how poignant is this quote when we think about how closed education systems have been in the past (some would argue still very muchContinue reading “Open Learning – Sharing and Openness”
Online participation and Digital Literacies: Creating a supportive environment for an engaging online teaching and learning experience
It was a great start to our PBL group discussion this week on online participation and digital literacies. The sharing of our individual experiences teaching online spurred an interest in me to reflect on how a supportive environment can be created to engage students in an online teaching and learning experience. May tutors lament thatContinue reading “Online participation and Digital Literacies: Creating a supportive environment for an engaging online teaching and learning experience”
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