Connection. It’s a defining factor in our relationship with this world. Without it, we can feel isolated from the things and people we love. It seems irrational to consider a world without connection, yet many young people feel disconnected from education.
We force society’s future artists, innovators and entrepreneurs into a one-size-fits-all education system for most of their school life (Mirra, 2014). Even though syllabi are brimming with content, many young learners feel marginalised and disconnected. However, we don’t need an education revolution. We need connection.
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I’ve been using Twitter since 2010 and mainly use it to find interesting ideas about teaching English to adult speakers of other languages (TESOL). As I got a bit braver, I started retweeting things that interested me, and I even tweeted a few links to some resources I made on my old website, slurpenglish.com. Continue reading “My Professional Learning Network – Day 1”
One of the reasons why I’m finding LCN600 Connected Learning fascinating is the way that it encourages you to examine the value of a learning network. I’ve started thinking about a website of teaching resources, SlurpEnglish, that I created a few years ago. Although I eventually took the site down, you can still see it courtesy of the Internet Archive Way Back Machine. How very useful!
Continue reading “False Starts – My Professional Learning Network History”
Hi! My name is Rob. I teach English to adult speakers of other languages in Brisbane, Australia. I’m halfway through studying a Master of Education, with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This semester, I am studying the fascinating topic of Connected Learning.
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This is a duologue about driving and the nightmare that is finding a parking space.
Andy and Jay are having a day out shopping in the city. Before they can start looking in the shops, they need to find somewhere to park their car.
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Leaving home for the first time can be a stressful experience.
Continue reading “Moving On”
A waiter and a customer are having a conversation in a restaurant.
Continue reading “Eating In”
FYI means for your information. It’s a way of telling someone something they need to know, or it’s a way of correcting someone when they express an opinion that you believe is wrong.
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Stacey is working on a stand at a technology trade fair and speaking to interested people who stop to look at the products her company is displaying.
Continue reading “Great Innovations”