A Map of Language Teaching and Learning

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1. Key question:Is critical pedagogy possible at Vanderbilt and in German 101

2. Language Teaching Scholarship

2.1. Wk 2 Krashen: Difference between learning and acquisition, monitor, affective filter

2.2. Wk 2 Lightbown: Learning not linear, simple to complex

2.3. Wk 2 Discussion boards: Ideas emerge as reactions to previous

2.4. Wk 3 methods are good on paper but rarely so clear in practice, influenced by historical and social issues

2.5. Wk 6

3. Effective Teaching Practice

3.1. Week 1 Radical Importance of taking risks, Value empathy and humor over shaming and rigity, Reflect on failures (not only at end, but ongoing)

3.2. Wk 2 Krashen - How does our teaching change if we believe input, monitor, and affective filter hypothesis? A comunity of learners who are appreciated and dignified. Students do not have to produce in order to prove learning has taken place.

3.3. Wk 2 Lightbown Working in groups, pairs beneficial, authentic exposure. Input access.

3.4. Wk 3 Podcast Stop looking to materials. What do you want to talk to your students about, Primacy of approach

3.5. Wk 6-7 Good, effective input creates better student output: shift the focus from output to input (Coerrl)

3.6. Wk 7 Decontextualized words are not totally without context; decontextualized vocabulary lists are most effective when activating the L1 (Coerrl)

3.7. Wk. 7: Repeated encounters of vocabulary in various contexts are required for a learner to acquire vocabulary. (Nation, 2001)

3.8. Wk. 7: repeated low stakes testing activities can exercise retrieval strength, which in turn expands storage strength (CFT). This can be applied to vocabulary learning and retention.

3.9. Week 7: "testing" as a simple learning activity. "No-stakes" formative assessment where students could evaluate their memory of a particular subject. nice.

4. Professional Community

4.1. Week 1 POP: partly controlling the narrative about yourself and your professional identity

4.2. Wk 3 Podcast you and your students are the classroom, finding out that there are SLS podcasts.

4.3. Meeting Virginia Scott and other resources through guest speakers