Lecture on the teaching of linguistics on Tuesday 9 June

Juan Pablo Mora, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sevilla, will give a lecture at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages.

The lecture is entitled „Flipped learning as an effective methodology to teach introduction to linguistic to large groups of students“ and will take place on Tuesday 9 June at 12:00-13:00 in room 222 in the Main building of the University of Iceland.

All are welcome.


The way we usually teach introduction to linguistics classes is by presenting the theoretical material in class and then assigning practical exercises and problems that the students solve at home. Class time is usually spent in a monologue by the teacher with limited participation on the part of the students, usually in the form of clarification questions. Assessment is usually carried out by a final exam in which the students have to show that they have memorised the material presented by the teacher.

Although this way of teaching could have been the only one viable to teach introduction to linguistics courses to large groups of students in the past, it is argued in this talk that contemporary web-based information society with the new technologies we have at our disposal and especially the irruption and availability of MOOCS make it necessary that we adapt our teaching methodologies to the new times.

In this talk I will present my experience during the last three academic years using a flipped classroom methodology combined with a project based approach and collaborative learning to teach introduction to linguistics at the University of Sevilla taking advantage of social networks and the new technologies without forgetting the central role that reading and writing play in any effective learning.

þri, 06/09/2015 -
12:00 to 13:00
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