Beyond teacher transmission and Googling information to more creative language learning

Hall, Stephen J. * (2018) Beyond teacher transmission and Googling information to more creative language learning. In: Learning English in the Modern Era: Proceedings of the 6th Undergraduate Conference on ELT, Linguistics and Literature (2018). Sanata Dharma University Press, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-602-5607-38-7

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As information is readily available online, students can Google and Google Translate perhaps challenging a teacher’s classroom role and language awareness. The safety of being a transmitter of knowledge and instructor may be threatened and classrooms could become fossilized as the instant nature of information grows. This paper will argue that by facilitating modern language learning we could also stimulate questioning. Tasks may need to include appropriate on line searching and a creative inquiry approach to using language. This suggests reworking teacher dominance into a facilitator’s role. Digital natives and the Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat generation may want a culture of learning which embraces information flows, while providing tools for English language learning and use in the modern era. Suggestions for engaging learners with contemporary techniques will be shared, even for classrooms in which there is not readily available connectivity.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented as a conference paper at the National Undergraduate Conference Sanata Dhamma University Yogajakarta indonesia :
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for English Language Studies > English for Specific Academic Purposes Unit
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 01:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 06:50

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