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Creating a Student-Centered Language Learning Class Through Technology Enhanced Mastery Learning
Creating a Student-Centered Language Learning Class Through Technology Enhanced Mastery Learning
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by Thomas Callahan and Allison de Horsey, published in SIGIS, the newsletter of the International Society for Technology in Education (2012)

The terms “student-centered” “differentiated classroom” and “mastery learning” have become commonplace in the educational literature. This article describes one teacher’s approach to putting those theories into practice in an independent secondary school French 2 classroom. The methods used to implement the theoretical constructs included self-paced, competency-based and technology-enhanced learning. While bridging the gap between educational research and practice, the goals of this pilot project are for students to achieve higher levels of achievement, developing deeper understanding and ability to effectively manage their learning. This work was written by the classroom teacher and evaluation and support was provided by the Director of Teaching and Learning. Originally intended to run for just a two-week pilot period, this student-centered approach has been expanded to the end of this school year for a total interval of approximately eight weeks. … Read the full article