Friday, October 29, 2010

Learning by speaking output

There has been a very decided, relatively recent bias against pushed output, "forcing" learners into verbal output prematurely--or even requiring a "silent period" in the process.

2 comments:

Karen R said...

Bill, I do think that silent periods work even in this system, though, when we take mirror neurons (Ramachandran) into account. Once participants have experienced the techniques, they should be able to benefit by watching/hearing someone do the techniques as well.

Bill Acton said...

Good point! Do need to unpack what "silence" will be taken to represent. It is clearly more than simply not speaking here.

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