dards? These are process expectations, behavioral expectations, thinking expectations.
What about having the students select ways they would demonstrate the above; and have peer/mentor/community members be part of their evaluation committee? What if the teachers have to show progress in the items on the list, too? And are evaluated by a diverse committee, too? (colleagues, students, community members, admin)
What if evaluation isn't for labeling, but for growth?
What if people had to write and share a self-evaluation on their progresses?
I'm interested in seeing how things can move along in the right direction in education. As I said, in the US we're in the midst of a giant dichotomy, a huge split. Many teachers are so constricted by having to jam lists of things into their students that there's little leeway for active exploration, for constructivist-connectivist approaches.
How do we weave the new learning with the old learning? How do we make the process of schooling connect better with the new literacies that seem to afford the best learning--but are now being used mostly outside of school... How do we repair the disconnect?
Or am I just thinking too simplistically, and what we really need to do is develop an entirely different model of schooling?
Anyhow, what's your view of the list that Chris Dede put up on Jenkins' Framework for New Literacies?…
r Name(s): Georgia Psarra
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Southern Europe - Greece
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): EFL teachers
Short Session Description (one line): Spread Literature into the world!
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Would you like to have your learners’ full attention, to have them improving all four major skills and many sub-skills and enjoy the ride thoroughly, with minimal preparation and class participation on your side? And, furthermore, have them and yourselves communicating all this with learners and colleagues round the world?
GRGPS will present how they managed this with the three groups ( A1.1 ,B2 and C2) that participated in their Spread Literature into the World project, learners interpreting and evaluating Greek literature and poetry and then presenting their work , their feelings about the process and what they gained on the way. Georgia and I will also tell you how little you have to participate, and how much you will gain in the process .
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
URL to a Slides or a Video Showcasing Your Presentation Skills:…
ator of learning process rather than being a feeder of information. Let the learner explore to the fullest the learning environment using the technologies available in this digital times. Certainly INTERNET plays a vital role to this regard.…