This teaching resource is available on the website of the Gamestorming for
Innovative Teaching International Erasmus Plus Project (Slovenian, Norwegian, Romanian and Polish Universities) and suits the needs of intermediate and upper-intermediate students who study in Teacher Education. They need to develop their listening, speaking and critical thinking skills and at the same time they need to expand technical related vocabulary. This resource assists both the lecturer, who can use this online pedagogical website and document with students in the classroom, and students who, rather autonomously, can also explore and reflect on their pedagogical knowledge which they showed and developed during the project.
Brainstorm the key vocabulary concerning the topics of methodological methods: pedagogical approach: game-based learning, game development methodology, analysis, design, implementation, assessing learning: evaluation, learner characteristics, managing learning.
Step 1. Explaining the project to the students. The students work in groups of 4. Each group has to choose 4 topics (there are 8 topics altogether, all of them have to be covered.)
Step 2. As a homework the students have to prepare a Quizlet, on and offline, about their topic (they can print their online Quizlet or create hand-made cards).
Step 3. The students upload their Quizlets onto the project sharing platform so that everyone can see and learn them and then bring their own cards to the lesson. Their deadline is in two weeks. This process will allow students to recognise and practise vocabulary from their and the other students’ methodological topic. In addition to practising their high-order thinking skills, they develop the technical vocabulary as well.
Step 4. In the lesson they sit in a circle and practice the topics with a game. In the game the students have to explain the topic at hand without revealing the title of it. The others have to guess what it is and write down their notes in their exercise-books. If they get it right, they get a point. These points can be added to the end-term test result.
Step 5. The teacher distributes a card to each student at the same time. Everyone has 5 minutes to examine their card and plan how they want to explain the topic to their peers. While summarising their topics, students have to use the technical vocabulary introduced and practised with the Quizlets.
Step 6. Each student has 4 minutes to explain their topics to the others. In addition to practising their presentations skills, students develop their speaking and listening skills as well.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The project matches the psychological and communicative needs of students and lecturers, it is creative and informative for both of them. Since during the project bulk of technical vocabulary on the topics of methodology is being practiced, it provides considerable and tangible improvements for the students. Since during the project bulk of technical vocabulary on the topics of methodology is being practiced, it provides considerable and tangible improvements for the students. Since this online pedagogical website, the document and the game- based practice based on it is relatively new, its introduction to Teacher Education is an innovative idea and can happen in different creative ways. The technical and professional language in the document is on a high level therefore to the thorough understanding students have to know the accurate vocabulary. Since the online material is in English as well, it can be easily applied for several other language projects in different countries. Monitoring students’ and students’ own progress is not challenging because assessment can be aimed at the vocabulary or the topic itself.It is possible to adopt the contents to students’ need and level of language knowledge. The online material is excellent to be used for special purposes. Its professional vocabulary enriches students’ knowledge in Teacher Education. The material can be easily accessed by its key words of the website and the reference number of the Erasmus plus project.
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