Self-assessment, self support, peer support, student initiative, and self-determination – these are some of the fruits of Learner Autonomy that leave teachers with a spring in their step, and a thousand more questions to ask.
Drawing on experiences from the classroom and the works of Frank Lacey, Leni Dam, and Tim Murphey, I produced a workshop where we could all get an immediate feel for Learner Autonomy not as some conceptual filament, but as something that works, is natural, and we can use this coming Monday.
We talked about setting up systems which support Learner Autonomy. We talked about setting up
- Systems for student self- and peer-assessment
- Homework Menus
- Student control of group lessons and in-class content.
- Re-examing our role as a facilitator, educator, and documentarian
This workshop would be further developed and served as JALT Omiya's submission to the JALT2012 International Conference.
Presented especially for JALT Omiya. Click here for the entry.
Video Trailer here.
Keynote available upon request.