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In many high schools, the grammar textbook seems like an immovable fixture in English education. This article discusses the possibility of using Data Driven Learning (DDL) in high school environments which are resistant to change. After considering some of the pragmatic difficulties with using student-based learning while still employing set textbooks, the article proposes using a hybrid of teaching methods to introduce DDL in the classroom. By using both the textbook and information from the British Nation Corpus, students can be taught to explore grammar rules on their own terms while still meeting the requirements of learning the required grammar. Finally, the article discusses changes in implementing such a program and practical steps teachers can take to move forward in using DDL in their classrooms.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2008 Stephen Pihlaja|
|Keywords:||data driven learning; motivation; grammar textbooks; corpus|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Pihlaja|
|Date Deposited:||02 Feb 2012 15:10|
|Last Modified:||03 Aug 2016 10:56|
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