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LEARNERS from 12 to 18 years old
ACTIVITIES TO foster LEARNING STRATEGIES
* Listening to music
*Role playing and acting
* Solving quizzes
Full of energy
Look like difficult and problem learners
Love songs, music, films, videos, games...
Look for independence
METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES (O'Malley and Chamot)
what a text is about using questions, taking notes or highlighting important details.
in pre-tasks such as
, word web, graphic organizers to put
: Ideal for reading comprehension,
It also lets students
what they are learning.
Using checklists and rubrics
: This tool supports students in their
Providing opportunities for making errors
: When learners are given the opportunity to make errors while in training, such as during simulations, it stimulates reflection on the causes of their errors.
Learners have different learning styles.
Some teenagers share what they think, so they reinforce their
(Oxford, 1990 and Ellis, 1986) in class. They
count on their peers for help
when participating in group conversations.
Another learning style that is quite common in this age range is
concrete learning style
(Willing, 1988). Teenagers love to
watch films, videos, pictures and
Some teenage students are
(Reid, 1987). They learn by
Alix Yakelinne Chavarro Gomez
Marisol Alba Echeverria
Yudy Viviana Lopez Ceron
Eliana Isabel Pizarro Buzon
Aureo Jorge Roque Gamarra
Laura Katherine Diaz Mejia
Fanny Esperanza Alba Guio
DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING LEARNING STRATEGIES
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Motivation and Second Language Acquisition 1 R.C. Gardner University of Western Ontario
As Cohen states, when students have realized how they learn better, they can apply this self-awareness into their own learning. To address this key point, we can
- Use a questionnaire to identify their strengths or
- Have a whole-class discussion.
It is fundamental that the teacher helps students identify their learning styles that suit them best.
Teenagers show different learning styles, something which provides teachers with opportunities to apply different learning strategies.
Teachers can promote autonomous learning in students through the use of metacognitive strategies.
These strategies can take various forms: games, debates, role-plays, tasks, worksheets, reading activities, etc.