[Localization] Empowering teachers
yama at netoso.com
Mon Jun 16 11:37:37 EDT 2008
Thoughts on this subject, on _how_ to make it happen?
Clytie Siddall wrote:
> Hello everyone :)
> By the way, as a teacher and community-project officer myself, I think
> you need to empower the teachers first. Make sure they understand the
> opportunities they have, and how those tools are going to help them
> achieve more of their goals.
> I have often seen excellent advances in teaching tools either mis-used
> or ignored, because teachers don't understand them, or haven't got time
> to learn how to use them properly. Let's avoid that trap, by involving
> teachers in the planning phases, and making sure they have enough time
> and help to get the most out of what we offer.
> In some countries, too, we will have to overcome very stilted teaching
> methods (rote learning, chalk and talk), so we need to allow time and
> effort for awareness-raising and learning very new ideas/practices. This
> time and effort always pays off enormously, because you are opening the
> door to further independent learning, and teaching people how to work
> from Clytie
> Vietnamese Free Software Translation Team
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