FOCI-VI: Özyeğin University December 2012

The sixth FOCI event was held at Özyeğin University in Istanbul on 13th & 14th December, 2012 .  Many thanks to all those who organised it and to all the participants for what was yet another very fruitful and interesting event.

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THEME FOR FOCI-VI: There are different reasons why some students are unable to meet the expectations of the program. Sometimes it may be due to a lack of effort but sometimes even students who tried their best cannot succeed. Following suggestions from the last FOCI event, the theme of FOCI-VI will therefore be Flexibility within Limitations and the forum will aim to explore the issues about what we can or would like to try to do for the students in the latter group.  Do we really consider the fact that everybody learns a language at a different pace while designing our mainstream and repeat programs? Is it possible to provide sufficient flexibility within the limitations of our programs to ensure maximal success?

FOCI 6 Group photo

FOCUS-GROUP TASKS: You can find the powerpoints and the outcomes of the event below:

Group A

GROUP B

Group C

 Group D

Please design a program to ensure maximal success for learners in mainstream courses. Please design a program to ensure maximal success for learners in a repeat course.
  • Learner profile :

– high-flyers

– slow learners

– special learning needs

– previous learning experiences  (language, world issues etc.)

  • Learner autonomy
  • Motivation and personal goals
  • Standardization versus flexibility in curriculum
  • Streaming versus mixed ability classes
  • Support mechanisms
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Involving learners in syllabus design

 

  • Learner profile :-different reasons why learners fail-multiple repeat learners
  • Learner autonomy
  • Motivation (stigma) and personal goals
  • Standardization versus flexibility in curriculum
  • Course materials
  • Contact hours
  • Class size
  • Support mechanisms
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Involving learners in syllabus design
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4 Responses to FOCI-VI: Özyeğin University December 2012

  1. Adam says:

    My thanks to the organizing committee and also all of the participants for making this such a fruitful experience. Looking forward to the next event already!

  2. Pingback: FOCI-VI @ ÖZYEĞİN UNIVERSITY 13th & 14th December 2012 | Forum on Curricular Issues

  3. Kimberly Farber says:

    It was a great organization along with a lot of fruitful discussions. Thank you Nergis for doing such a superb job!

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