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Page 1: Perspectives on CALL for Project Based Learning Adult Education Susan Gaer, TESOL 2000.

Perspectives on CALL for Project Based Learning

Adult Education

Susan Gaer, TESOL 2000

Page 2: Perspectives on CALL for Project Based Learning Adult Education Susan Gaer, TESOL 2000.

Folktale Project

• Population-southeast Asian refugees– Strong oral traditions–Minimal reading and writing

• Collaboration– District librarian– Eighth grade language arts class

• Curriculum integration– Objectives that match the curriculum

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The ProcessVisalia Adult School

Learn American Folktales

Learn various ways of telling folktales

Develop storyboards to tell their folktale

Tell the folktale to the middle school students

Green Acres Middle School

Learn about cultureDevelop illustration

skillsListen critically and

take notesWrite the folktales

in publishable format

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The Video

Page 5: Perspectives on CALL for Project Based Learning Adult Education Susan Gaer, TESOL 2000.

The Newspaper Project

• Population-Mostly Latino students at the intermediate levels of language development.

• Elective Class that students chose to take

• Urban Setting –Large School• Students choose this project the first

semester the class ran.

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The Process

The Teacher’s RoleHelp students

organizeHelp students

develop surveyDevelop writing

skillsDevelop an

understanding of copyright issues

The Students’ RoleDevelop an

Editorial CommitteeWrite surveys and

memos soliciting articles

Write key articlesLayout and publish

hard copy

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International Home Remedies

Developed by teachers to train other teachers

Model remedies from training placed on web

Advertise on webpage for other classes that have interest

Convenient form developed for easy additions

Additions continually archived

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Crucial Elements

The Project must be geared to the population

Students must see value in the project

Timelines need to have flexibility

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Benefits

• Students are engaged in a meaningful project that develops authentic language

• Motivating • Develop a sense of community in the

classroom• Student Centered Classroom• High Self Esteem Levels

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The Products

• Folktale Projecthttp://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/folk.

htm• Newspaper Projecthttp://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/newspaper.htm• International Home Remedieshttp://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/emailproject

/rem.htm


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