Erwartungen von Lehrkräften und neue Medien im Unterricht

LernerInnenautonomie im Daf/Z - Unterricht

Jan Deutekom
Jan Willem Overal

Friesland College

"Die größte Gefahr für die meisten von uns ist nicht, dass wir hohe Ziele anstreben und sie verfehlen, sondern dass wir uns zu niedrige setzen und sie erreichen."

FC-Sprint² is an approach to learning with 12 principles:  

- you have to make mistakes in order to learn.
- learning is a teamsport

1. the 3 expectations
2. working with high expectations versus "traditional" teaching
3. the logistics of learning - resources
4. learning Danish with resources
5. how to get high expectations as a teacher

The three High Expectations we started with:

1. In what kind of conditions is it most likely that motivation arises according to Daniel Pink? Do you recognize this for yourself? What are the implications for education? What are the implications for you as a student/teacher?

2. What is the difference between a fixed - and a growth mindset? What kind of mindset do you have? Defend the proposition that you have a fixed mindset. What are the implications for education? What are the implications for you as a student/teacher?

example new media combined with growth mindset combined with autonomy (and learning as a teamsport)

- calculus (worldrecord: 3:14 with 0 mistakes)

3. What is the cause for low expectations? What can teachers do to get high expectations? Do you ever have low expectations? What are the implications for education?

Working with high expectations:
Tell students what to achieve and when to achieve it
Principle: The student does the thinking first
In the learning process:
Student autonomy +
Student status +
Successful student: inventive, pro-active
Who is responsible?

Traditional teaching:
Tell students what to do
In the learning process:
Student autonomy -
Student status -
Successfull students: obedient, do what the teacher tells you and you will be ok.
Who is responsible?

Traditional teaching - teacher is in the center. (S)he has access to the resources. (S)he decides what a student has to do. (read chapter 7, make the questions on page 17)
In dutch teacher is "docent" the verb is "doceren" which is literally: "give a certain amount".
Student autonomy -
Student status -

Working with High Expectations: Student has direct access to all the resources. No "giving the right amount at the right moment". The teacher says what students will achieve at what moment (and not how to do it)
Student autonomy +
Student status +

- access to information is getting cheaper and easier
- need for life-long learning
- information literacy is becoming an essential skill

High Expectation:
Work in couples (if we have enough computers)


I am convinced that all of you will be able in 20 minutes to:
know how to pronounce: æ, ø, å
be able to write æ in a correct way
know and pronounce 10 words of items that are in the house,
count from 1 to 10 in Danish
name 4 other things you could learn completely on your own using these resources.

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Look at what this does to your:
- motivation
- autonomy
- energy
- mood

Closer look at some of the resources

New Media for students and High expectations:

What do students gain? What do they lose?
What do teachers gain? What do they lose?