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Core Program Activities

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Here's another of eleven new animations we've created for the teachers' self-study/refresher training platform. This one is 'Core Program Activities'. We'll be posting more over the next few days.

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Hello everyone!
What do you think about flipped learning and peer instruction method? Please share your experiences and views. Thank you

by Lasni Buddhibhashika from Sri Lanka - 19 July 2016 19:14

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Paul Moclair Hi Lasni, this is a great question! Personally I'd say that any method that provides an alternative to traditional teaching models is to be welcomed. For me, one of the most attractive features of the flipped classroom is the way it encourages learners to access content, often online, outside of the classroom environment. This seems such a better use of time than more traditional notions of homework. It would seem to give students more autonomy and encourage them to assume more responsibility for their learning. This in turn means classroom time might be more profitably spent on higher order thinking such as application or analysis. I'll be honest Lasni, I've yet to hear of anyone using the Aflatoun books in a flipped context but maybe your question will encourage teachers who have done so to share. i certainly hope so. We are only just moving into digital resources this year Lasni and so far most of our digital resources have been aimed at teacher-training rather than at students. Have you had a chance to look at any of those?

Lasni Buddhibhashika Thanks for sharing your views Paul. I'm doing an action research on flipped learning and peer instruction methods to see whether these pedagogical approaches can successfully be used in English language teaching and learning in the Sri lankan context. In my comprehensive literature search I understood that many in the world wide have effectively used it making students benefited. I too strongly believe that variety of methods and pedagogical approaches should be used to diversify the teaching learning atmosphere to make the process more fruitful. I will surely share some parts of my intervention and the results of the research with you all. As I'm new to Aflatoun I'm unaware of anyone adopting Aflatoun books for flipped learning. But I try my best to promote this in my country.

Paul Moclair That's wonderful Lasni. Long ago I sued to teach English in South Korea, China and Cambodia and it remains close to my heart. Please do share your findings on flipped learning and peer instructions with us. It would be fascinating for us to learn from your research and think about how we might apply flipped learning to the context of Aflatoun!

Lasni Buddhibhashika Yes, for sure. I would surely share the progress of my research with you all. All of your comments will be highly appreciated and I would surely use them to mould my future research. And I look forward to know more about Aflatoun since I am new to that. Thank you.

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