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1 LearnEnglish British Council on-line resources Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning 10 to 11 September Cebu City, Philippines Mina Patel 11 September 2008

2 Basic Skills Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning One of British Councils global aims for English is to ensure that every teacher and learner of English worldwide has access to quality language services from the UK. British Council English Next research: English has been repositioned as a basic skill, to be learned by primary school children alongside other 21 st century skills in Information Technology

3 Text 1 – Text 2 Text 3 – Text 4 Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning What is ICT? Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning Information and Communication Technology is the term used to describe exciting and innovative ways to provide lifelong learners with global access to information, learning and support. Information systems that are seamlessly linked to learning support systems, that are enjoyable to use and which enable management. http://asp2.wlv.ac.uk/its/website/everyone/its_jargon.htm

4 Global Products TeachingEnglish LearnEnglish LE Family Premier Skills LE Second Life for Teens LE Audio LE Mobile Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning

5 LearnEnglish Family Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning Jim Knight, the UK governments Minister of State for Schools and Learners: Parents have six times more impact on the learning of primary age children than teachers do. Child Learning Teacher Parent

6 Basic Skills LearnEnglish Family British Council support LearnEnglish Parents web pages www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish/parents LearnEnglish Kids web pages www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish/kids LearnEnglish Kids CDROM Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning

7 Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning Premier Skills www.britishcouncil.or/learnenglish/premierskills

8 LE Second Life for Teens Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning Web users today Consistent evidence dating back over a decade shows that technology can and does improve attainment in almost all National Curriculum subjects. BECTA 73% of learners of English say they want to learn using a computer, 69% say socialising is a main motivation in their learning and that they want to have fun; 92% think its important to develop their problem-solving skills. British Council Global Research.

9 LE Second Life for Teens Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning What is it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aERvhgSjiH0 Its a learning zone for both group and independent learners in the Second Life virtual environment. Interactive LearnEnglish activities and quests based on UK culture are available for all Second Life residents registered as Teens.

10 LE Audio The British Councils global experience tells us that combining listening, technology and a variety of content types increases the chances of successful language learning. Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning

11 LE Audio Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning The best way to learn….. 1. Suits our lifestyle 2. Involves technology 3. Often involves audio

12 LE Audio Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning Includes: Free-to-use Learn English Podcasts web pages so that you can listen to audio through your computer or download audio to your MP3 player www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-podcasts.htm Printable self-study materials Audio books from the UK Learn English CD ROMS

13 LE Audio Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning How do podcasts help people listen and learn? Cater to a variety of learning styles Important for learners with visual difficulties Listening avoids the difficulties of dyslexia – affects 4% of the population in the Western world Provide models for a variety of contexts

14 LE Mobile Are you a digital native or a digital immigrant? IT literacy v. a need to learn Dependent on technology Operating systems and functionality Age Technology as part of everyday life Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning

15 Global Products LearnEnglish LE Family Premier Skills LE Second Life for Teens LE Audio LE Mobile Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning

16 And finally….. What makes our ambitions possible is to apply the transformative power of technological innovation to learning – enabling technology to be what it has the potential to be: the great liberating force in providing opportunity to all. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thank you and any questions? Teaching the Net Generation: Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Challenge of 21 st Century Learning


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