Active participation in online education for young learners

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serapyasar
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Active participation in online education for young learners

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Hello everyone!

As we all know, it is more difficult to keep students, especially young learners, active in online education than face-to-face education, Therefore, the number of students who do not attend the class is higher than those who do. At the same time, the motivation of other students decreases and the lesson cannot be productive. What can be done to involve these students in the lesson and make them more active. What kind of activities would be more interesting for them and what should the teacher do?
I'm looking forward to your suggestions :)
PatrickSt
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Re: Active participation in online education for young learners

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Yes, it's true that students do not participate the same in online classes. I think that it's a good idea to make classes more interactive, with some interesting tasks, and something like that.
I think everything depends on the subject
LizTanner
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Re: Active participation in online education for young learners

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The motivation of students has always been a problem. Even during offline classes, it was complicated sometimes to keep the attention and make students participate.
As a student, can say what I think will help.
First of all, it's some interaction. It may be a small talk not on the subject. For example, for each lesson, it can be one theme (depending on the subject) that you can discuss.
Secondly, interactive tasks. There are a lot of apps, and sites, where you can create some interactive tasks, show some videos, etc.
Also, I think it's a good idea to ask students themselves what they think. We always have a lot of ideas, and I think that at least one will be great, and suitable for the educational process.
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Re: Active participation in online education for young learners

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The online learning process is indeed different, but I've not noticed that something changed in my group when online lessons started. Everyone has been the same active, and no one began missing classes or something like that. I think that most active participation depends on teh students themselves. But yes, it's excellent when professors do something to involve all the students in active discussion or participation. For example, one of my professors does the next thing - for each lecture, one person (each time different) has to choose one famous person, write a short paper on them with some interesting facts, and the rest has to guess. Last week I was that person, and I wrote about Jackie Robinson. I thought it would be interesting because not everyone knows about him. I read articles about him and found fascinating facts about his biography. And as I thought, after I finished reading my paper, only two people guessed who it was. And everyone loves such interactivity during the lecture, and no one is ever bored. And I'm sure that it's possible to come up with many other ideas for involving students in the studying process; it was just one example.
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Re: Active participation in online education for young learners

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serapyasar wrote: 01 May 2021, 11:53 Hello everyone!

As we all know, it is more difficult to keep students, especially young learners, active in online education than face-to-face education, Therefore, the number of students who do not attend the class is higher than those who do. At the same time, the motivation of other students decreases and the lesson cannot be productive. What can be done to involve these students in the lesson and make them more active. What kind of activities would be more interesting for them and what should the teacher do?
I'm looking forward to your suggestions :)
I think that it's a good idea to make classes more interactive, with some interesting tasks, and something like that.
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