Tat’yana V. Antonova
Kostroma State University
The potential of reverse learning technique in the EFL teaching
Antonova T.V. The potential of reverse learning technique in the EFL teaching. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2020, vol. 26, № 1, рр. 187-191 (InRuss.). DOI 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-187-191
DOI: 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-187-191
УДК: 372. 881.1
Publish date: 2020-01-28
Annotation: The present paper is an attempt to take a closer look at the processes and trends that are well under way in the present-day system of higher education. With the rapid changes in the society, which is becoming increasingly information-based, learning strategies are evolving faster than ever and it is getting difficult to ignore the challenges higher education institutions are facing. The urge to change the existing educational paradigm towards greater focus on individualisation, personalisation and self-directed learning is among them. In view of the said, there is a demand for special technologies, one of them being the method of reversed learning or flipped classroom. The article seeks to analyse the potential of the reverse learning method and provides a description of applying it in the EFL teaching with reference to building learners’ grammar competence. The author particularly dwells on the prerequisites of using the method; the requirements for the learning resources – both ready-made web-based stuff and teacher-created materials; types of in-class and out-of-class tasks and exercises; maintenance of teacher-student interaction; student work capability and skills assessment; some issues that prevent the model from taking root and succeeding.
Keywords: individualised learning, personalised learning, heutagogy, flipped class, reverse learning, self-directed learning, backward design, podcast, vodcast
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Author's info: Tat’yana V. Antonova, ORCID 0000-0001-8913-2576, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia. E-mail: tatan1202@mail.ru