LANGUAGES WITHOUT LIMITS
Teachers, as well as learners, respond differently to information presented in different ways. Here is another way of looking at barriers to learning.
If you prefer to learn new things by reading about them, look at the points raised on the website page on the importance of being able to identify barriers to learning.
If you prefer a more visual approach, and one which you might eventually be able to use with your students, download the suite of PowerPoint presentations below. They have been used in training with groups of student teachers, groups of teachers, teams of MFL and Support teachers, and even with language learners. Notes are provided in 'normal view' to support individual teachers who may be viewing the presentations, or for preparation by trainers who may want to use some or all of the materials.
The paper 'Why aren't they learning?' and the PowerPoints cover the same ground. The presentations were originally designed to be used first, with the paper being used for follow-up, revision, consolidation, discussion, etc. The aim was to provide a suite of flexible resources that can be used for CPD in a variety of contexts.
Subsequent pages and workshops attempt to help answer the final questions: What are the implications for teaching? What do we do next?
RELATED PAGE For 'barriers' visualisations in versions usable with learners, see the page on personal learning.