Welcome to our online community focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Contribute ideas, resources, and inspiration!

Translate

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
Learning a second language can alter sensory perception, study finds https://t.co/6EOpFrQ3Me
Twitter1 hour ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Choosing a Warning Label for Human DNA https://t.co/2ohVIR5KLl
Twitter13 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Why Travelers Are Flocking to the Middle East in 2018 https://t.co/a9W1pA6XbE
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Learning Studios Stories https://t.co/XiL8N3SqII
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet

Your Name and Title:                                              Mr. Andrew Weiler, Language Learning Specialist, Author

School or Organization Name:                               Strategies in Language Learning

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:    Australia

Language in Which You Will Present:                      English

Target Audience(s):
                                                    language teachers

Short Session Description (one line):                       Transforming world language learning through examining the implications of learner engagement

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Many people talk about the importance of learner engagement. Though there is an increasing understanding of the importance of engagement in the learning process, there is a lack of understanding of what learner engagement really means. Once teachers better understand learner engagement and the factors that lead to it, they will be better equipped to create activities and lessons that learners can learn from so the results are growing confidence and enhanced progress.

Engagement is one of the qualities that are needed in the Global Age. It is all well and good to have access to tools that enable worldwide education and learning, however without understanding what needs to be done to foster learner engagement, there will be many learners who will just sit and watch but not fully engage. Without full engagement, outcomes will inevitably be limited.

Some of the factors that will be addressed are:

- what is it that prompts people to engage,

- the place of understanding in the process of engagement,

- how can student skills be developed in this context,

- how can we utilise student interests,

- The importance of learner perception and how to use it to drive engagement

- the critical importance of calibrating levels of challenge.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:       http://www.strategiesinanguagelearning.com

                                                                                        http://languagelearningunlocked.com

Views: 81

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Please add more detail to your proposal and elaborate on it, tying it directly to the mission of the conference: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/notes/The_GEC_Mission_Stat....

Thanks,

Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair 

Here is a revised description:

Many people talk about the importance of learner engagement. Though there is an increasing understanding of the importance of engagement in the learning process, there is a lack of understanding of what learner engagement really means. Once teachers better understand learner engagement and the factors that lead to it, they will be better equipped to create activities and lessons that learners can learn from so the results are growing confidence and enhanced progress.

Engagement is one of the qualities that are needed in the Global Age. It is all well and good to have access to tools that enable worldwide education and learning, however without understanding what needs to be done to foster learner engagement, there will be many learners who will just sit and watch but not fully engage. Without full engagement, outcomes will inevitably be limited.

Some of the factors that will be addressed are:

- what is it that prompts people to engage,

- the place of understanding in the process of engagement,

- how can student skills be developed in this context,

- how can we utilise student interests,

- The importance of learner perception and how to use it to drive engagement

- the critical importance of calibrating levels of challenge.

Please edit your original proposal and put the changes there, not in the comments. To do this, please go to the OPTIONS button on your proposal page and edit the discussion. Thanks!

RSS

© 2018   Created by Lucy Gray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service