Who would have said that an initiative that I just thought was FUN in 2005, would become my trademark, would have such an impact on my teaching style, and most importantly, would eventually become a very common practice in the “ordinary” classroom.
A new unit was announced today: philosophies in sci-fi literature and movies, and while students’ faces as they heard my introduction, as soon as they were asked what they wanted to focus on, the answer was rapid, to the point and very specific: debate and sharing points of view.
Evidently, as part of an EFL class, we will be having discussions, round tables and a few different types of presentations; yet, as we discussed how we would proceed, we all agreed that it would be a good idea to invite other people – students from other EFL classes in the school, teachers or people that we knew- in order to truly contrast points of view, and to see how others appreciated symbolism, themes, attitudes, beliefs and values.
Thus, considering the a model that I became familiar with at ITESM as I completed my certification in PBL and CL, Gunawaderna…
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