Process mind map

Active Learning

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Submitted by Brian Mason on May 22, 2020 - 6:17pm

Much formal language instruction is passive.  Students basically watch the teacher's show with perhaps some repetition.  There is no respect for student's time and knowledge since the focus is on the teacher's performance; parts of the teacher's show are unnecessary for some and insufficient for others.  Individual participation means almost nothing and progress is not visible.

Core learning model

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Submitted by Brian Mason on May 17, 2018 - 12:28pm

The core of MyAlly’s learner focused active approach is doing with expert feedback.  Learners interact with rich material and write at their convenience.  Learners improve their writing with expert feedback.  Once they have good sentences learners practice speaking and improve their speaking with expert feedback.

Here the learner has written five sentences: