I believe a lot in activities which are open ended and which challenge students to find a solution or come up with their own interpretations and thoughts. They use their own meaning to build. Call it whatever you will -- the jargon is immense (critical thinking, peer learning, task based learning, discovery learning, problem solving - okay, I'll stop there but could go on!), it is a way to not only learn a language but learn "something". That's what it is all about . We teach students, not subjects!
So here is a challenge for you. I'll be posting up more shortly or give us your own!
I got 5 out of 20 on THIS CHALLENGE - can you beat me?
Here you go, hot off my press! More tomorrow. But hopefully some others will look at each slide and make comments based on the slide number....if they don't get it or just have comments. I made it with as little explanation as possible. Many of these are fascinating and thought provoking.....
Optical Illusions and some nice ppt ones here too!
Here's some cool "Optical Art" to challenge yourself or students...