Thomas Sauer, Greta Lundgaard - The Learning Episode: Teaching for Transfer and Independence

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This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Fall Conference by Thomas Sauer and Greta Lundgaard.

Each learning episode is an opportunity for learners to build an independence that will eventually lead to the transfer of new knowledge and skills into real-life or real-life-like performance assessments. This session outlines key considerations that any teacher should make to ensure that learners build ownership in their new language skills: 1) creating a learning target that is connected to the curriculum, 2) developing a sequence of activities that moves students from input to output, and 3) providing multiple opportunities to check for learning and provide feedback to both the learner and the instructor.

Material Type(s): 

  • Video


  • Interpersonal

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning
  • The Learning Experience

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Learner Centered
  • Target Language
  • Authentic Material
  • Performance-Based Assessment