Week3 Comment Integration of theory and Practice
I have read your blog and I agree with your opinion. Sometimes it is hard to combine the theory in the pedagogy with the practice on technology.
This week I read some ideas about the pedagogy-technology interface that are new to me. However, I intend to try them in my teaching and make a plan in my discussions, which is not perfect yet, I believe, and needs to improve in teaching practice.
But why do I want to try them? I would like to share my ideas with you, so that we can discuss it together.
As a matter of fact, nowadays young generation-students are advanced in accepting new technology and the innovative teaching technique. If we can do some reformation in teaching, even a litter, they’ll show their enthusiasm, which can stimulate their learning motivation. Even they will follow your way and guidance to do further and better than you think after class. That’s the advantages technology bringing us and teachers can leave the task to students after class. So you don’t worry not to perfect your technique in practice. Only do you need to show students how to use technology in helping their learning. In my opinion that is the dilemma English teachers face.
This week the title of my reflections is Integration of Theory and Practice, so when I read your blog writing “After reading ‘the pedagogy-technology interface in Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training’, I reached a conclusion that all seems promising when it comes to treading the theory part. However, when it comes to the practice phase, this is where all what I’ve learned will ‘hit the floor’, as we say in Arabic”. I’d like to write to you. I hope we can communicate each other.