I don’t believe it is proven that… technology is going to take all our jobs away (“Teachers and Machines”, Larry Cuban, 2015). CLIL is the solution to all educational problems (“InformeBilingüismo”, http://www.facebook.com/IUEducacion , 2017). there is a biologically determined critical period for second-language acquisition (Hakuta, 1986, p.232). teaching to a learner’s supposedly preferred learning style … Continue reading Four things I don’t believe to be proven yet in 2017.
I have noticed that a lot of teachers have a strong belief in constructivism which I do not share. Please, let me explain. As I understand it, constructivism holds that it is proven there are hard limits to human understanding and learning, limits within which we have to work. These limits are, it seems, … Continue reading I am not a Constructivist.
Learning is not being taught; it is not the simple transfer of knowledge from a teacher to a pupil. It is certainly not doing hard and boring homework set by the teacher. Learning begins when your brain does what it does best for a living: noticing, observing and remembering what interests you. It goes on … Continue reading What is learning?
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