What to do to improve class participation!

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What to do to improve class participation!
« on: July 15, 2009, 04:58:15 PM »
To improve class participation:

We can divide the class into groups according to ability and aptitude---this creates a positive learning atmosphere and helps both weak and bright learners and it makes it easy for the teacher to give weak learners attention;

We should have students participate in group work, especially cooperative learning, in order to develop social and affective skills.

We can plan the participation--give instructions, objectives and time management guidelines at the onset--this saves time and the work is done;

We must give credit (bonus marks) and encouragement for participation in class activities and show our appreciation even if the students' response aren't completely correct;

We even may ask students to contribute materials, topics and ideas for their class--it boosts their confidence;
accept the learners' individual differences--let them work at their own pace;

We should assist while they work ---we should help students having problems;

We can provide general approval and support--tactfully regulate participation when brighter students dominate weaker ones;

We should help the students learn to set realistic goals

We should try to keep them using as much of the target language as is possible for them.

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