The usefulness of Tutorials and language machinimas in the Flipped TEFL/EAP Classroom (with interdisciplinary benefits in education)

Δημοσιευμένα: Nov 1, 2015
TEFL/ EAP machinima flipped classroom virtual world tutorials inclusive participatory
Helena Galani
The aim of this paper is to outline how innovative online technologies can benefit TEFL and different levels of language education. The United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development plan for 2015-2030 includes “Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning” (Goal 4),  “Building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and fostering innovation” (Goal 9) to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere” (Goal 1), and to “Reduce inequality within and among countries” (Goal 10). To this end and from my capacity as CAMELOT Award winner in 2015, specific reference is made to the practical usefulness of tutorials and machinima through low cost technology, on virtual world platform and ‘flipped classroom’ to continue promoting educational principles at LLL Centres and in Foreign Language Education. The interdisciplinary use of tailor-made ELT machinimas together with tutorials and interchangeable forms of classroom patterns can substantially reduce fatigue on online courses while it caters for personalised, individualised and democratic educational processes in a learner centric, inclusive and holistic educational approach establishing self-directed learning. With encouragement, inclusion, and respect for the learner and the family, selforientated, active citizenship remains the immediate and long-term goal, for prompt dissemination of knowledge through compassion, cognition and consideration.
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