Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
This paper discusses a personal approach to teaching ESL which encourages greater student responsibility in the learning process. The project is designed to assist teachers who are interested in developing a teaching style which increases student initiative with the goal of helping students become increasingly independent, self-directed learners.
The project is organized into two main sections. The first is a discussion of the rationale and implications for teachers and students in this approach to teaching. Included also is a discussion regarding the necessity of meeting the affective needs of the learner. The second section presents a variety of different activities and techniques the author has used in the classroom to implement an approach of this kind.
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods
Harmsen, John W., "Shifting Responsibility for Learning From the Teacher to the Student" (1983). MA TESOL Collection. 571.