Imagine you go to a party and meet some new people. In this context, when you see a face and realize that you don't know the name, and you want to know that name you are encountering the person and have a need for information. Likewise, you may hear someone call out a name but not know which face it goes with and your curiosity is piqued. In these cases, your attention is focused, you have a desire to learn, and the context makes the name meaningful once you hear it or see the face. In the next moment, you seek to clarify the name by either asking the person a question, looking at name tag or noticing who turned their head when the name was called. You may also seek to clarify the spelling and pronunciation of the name. Next, you may work to remember the name, moving it from short-term to long-term memory. For example, you might repeat it several times, use it in conversation, make a rhyme, or associate it with another person you know who has the same name. As you spend more time with the person, you may internalize the name by building up a set of experiences by hearing, seeing, and feeling things that you associate with that name. These experiences, over time, make it possible for you to fluently use that person's name, meaning that you have become automatic with it; you see the face and instantly think of the name.
The ECRIF framework does not suggest a 'right' way to teach or any specific methodology. Rather, it has to do with adopting a more learning-centered way of thinking about the lessons that we already teach. In this way, we can understand the lessons from a learner's perspective and make adjustments to the lesson to serve their learning. Look at the following example taken from a teacher who taught a vocabulary lesson on sports to elementary level students.
I am a Monash international student. I am Mexican and I have 7 years of experience teaching in different countries like Mexico or Scotland. I was a Spanish teacher at the prestigious George Watson's College of Edinburgh. I was in charge of 7 groups, from S1 to S6.
TESOL certification by University of South Caroline
TESOL certification by CEM in Costa Rica (ECRIF Certification)
IT Degree by University of Yucatan
Innovation in Tourism Diploma by the University of Malaga in Spain
Master's in Sustainable Tourism by Monash
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