University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module - Workshop Video

Watch in the following video as Dr. Corinne Crane works with a group of critical language teachers to get them started on their EP projects. In this workshop, she discusses the importance of reflective practice, introduces the concept of puzzling, and explains the seven guiding principles of Exploratory Practice. Before attending the EP workshop, the participants already had some background knowledge from their readings (see articles below) and were ready to identify and discuss their EP puzzles with their peers. After viewing this video, STARTALK teacher trainers and educators, following Dr. Crane’s example, will be able to lead similar professional development workshops with their own STARTALK teaching staffs. All materials necessary to conduct such workshops can be found in this module.

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Outline of Video Content

Minute

Topic

1:00

Corrine Crane introduces herself and the workshop format

5:00

Participants introduce themselves

12:00

Why is reflective practice important?

29:30

Transformative learning and perspective shifts

32:15

Action research

36:10

Introduction of Richard Allwright’s ideas

37:40

Participant discussion

42:30

Puzzling

51:50

Examples and puzzle questions

1:00:10

Guidelines for identifying puzzles

1:02:00

Example puzzles from journal articles

1:07:00

Guidelines for identifying puzzles

1:08:45

7 guiding principles

1:13:00

Quality of life

1:19:00

Work primarily to understand classroom life

55:00

Learner Autonomy; Role of feedback

1:26:00

Involve everybody / Bring people together

1:06:40

Information Gap/Pair Work Learning Task

1:29:45

Work for mutual development

1:31:00

Integrate the work for understanding into the classroom practice

1:35:15

Make the work a continuous experience

1:38:00

Definition of EP

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Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student

Proficiency Level(s): 

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Instruction

Grade Level(s): 

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Undergraduate

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Environment
  • Planning
  • The Learning Experience
  • Learning Tools

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Learner Centered