DISCUSSION WEEK 9 DECEMBER
Posted by: Write My Essay on: December 18, 2017
What stereotypes do you anticipate from this perspective?
I believe people would stereotypically label this ideal as being too idealistic. People would believe that this perspective is designed to rally people in order to achieve a common goal that would be the benefit of mankind. I can see people stereotyping the perspective as being against the current establishment. People may think the perspective is against capitalism and organized religion. The perspective could also be labelled as promoting environmental issues, and tying oneself to a tree in order to attempt to save the rainforests. This perspective might be considered extreme, and have no place in the classroom. One might think that the class would be taught by a hippy, or someone else who might be anti-establishment.
What would the arguments against those stereotypes be?
I would argue that every perspective on teaching is arguing for an ideal. Furthermore, I would argue that this perspective is only taught in the official academic setting when there is a significant amount of evidence that supports the ideal that is being advocated. For example, a movement like “Occupy Wall Street” would not be the focus of a classroom that is guided by this perspective. Instead, it is more focused on issues that are based on evidence, such as promoting the rights of women in nations where there is not an equal set up rights for women as there are with men. Also, I would argue that this perspective is sometimes necessary in order to teach the type of material that needs to be learned in order to generate positive change in the world. This perspective can is typically not forced upon people, but is used when people with a common interest and goal gather in an academic setting.
1. In your opinion, which of the Five Perspectives in Teaching do you think is the most effective in teaching ESL for Adults? Please explain your rationale.
I think the nurturing perspective is the most-suited teaching perspective in this situation. It allows the teacher to get to know the learner more, and understand the challenges that they are facing. This is an important thing to know because the teacher will need to design their lessons to specifically cater to that learner. The nurturing perspective will also learn to cultivate the ESL student’s skills, and to introduce the appropriate new ones that can augment their understanding of English. This is where the learning will really begin.
2. What other teaching techniques do you think will benefit ESL Adult Learners?
I also think the transmission perspective will help, because it will utilize base standards that ESL students typically achieve in their development. This will help gauge the progress of the learner. Also, I think the developmental perspective would work well, because it is important to assess the prior knowledge that the student has. There may be very little that the learner needs to develop, or quite a lot.
3. Can you think of any other barriers/challenges ESL adult learners and instructors may face? Please briefly explain your reasoning.
Yes. I believe these instructors will be challenged with the culture of the ESL students. It will be difficult to know what teaching method they do best with. For example, the learner may be used to a more disciplined setting where they are strictly told what to do. If they are not given strict instructions, they may neglect their work.