Author: Deb Avery | Published on 1 September 2023
Question: Can learners choose the order in which they complete class activities?
Answer: Yes. Individual tasks don’t have to be done at the same time.
Give learners a list of tasks for the day, for example:
- Vocabulary review
- Vocabulary game
- Reading activity
- Grammar review
Discuss the activities. Ask which can be grouped together, e.g. the two vocabulary activities. Ask if everyone needs to read at the same time.
Tell learners that they can decide the order in which they’ll complete the activities. This may initially be confusing since they are used to working to a fixed timetable. Tell them they need to manage their time and complete all the activities in the total time allocated.
Could you give learners more freedom in how they learn?