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									Contextualized Learning
  A plan for teaching content
through relevant materials that
will keep learners coming back
            for more!
Why do adults want to learn?


  Independent Action

  Bridge to the Future
    Components of the
     Reading Process
Phonemic Awareness- sounds
Phonics – letter/sound relationship
Fluency – pace and intonation
Vocabulary – independent and
Comprehension- literal and inferential
Contextualized Learning
“relating instructional content to the
specific contexts of learners’ lives and
interests increases motivation to
learn” (Dirkx and Prenger, 1997)
Contextualized Learning
An instructional strategy that:

  Actively involves the learner in the
  learning process
  Combines content and context
  Uses authentic materials
Contextualized Learning
Learners learn more effectively when they:
  search for meaning in their own learning
  use various types of real-life resources
  to gather information
  integrate new knowledge/skills into
  already existing knowledge
  combine content and context
  learn to problem solve common
  situations in a new way
Characteristics of
Contextualized Learning

  CL is application oriented.
  CL is learner centered.
  CL is time flexible.
  CL goals and purpose are explicit
  from the beginning of instruction.
Five Principles of a
contextualized lesson
                  Purpose directs the lesson.
                  Real life problems take
                  precedence over subject-
                  matter isolation.
                  Learners gain understanding
                  through problem solving.
                  Academic and life concerns
                  are integrated into an
                  applied learning process.
                  Competence is the constant.
  Four A’s of Contextual
Learning for Acquisition of Knowledge

Learning for Application

Learning for Assimilation

Learning for Association
 Benefits of Contextualized
 Instruction to the Learner
The purpose of the                Learners solve problems.
learning is explicit.             (Learner uses skills that can
                                   be used outside lesson.)
(Why & how are discussed.)
                                  Learners control their
Learners share previous           learning process by their
knowledge.                        rate of participation.
(Learner is actively learning.)   (Learner is responsible for
Learners discuss how               learning.)
they apply information            Transference of
to their roles as parent,         knowledge is explicit
worker and community              and immediately
                                  (Learner maximizes use of
(Learning impacts real life.)     knowledge.)
 Benefits of Contextualized
 Learning to the Instructor
Knowledge retention   Learning is a team
increases.            effort between the
Student motivation    tutor and learner,
increases.            encouraging student
Tutor guides the      persistence.
learning process.     Learning is the
    Bloom’s Taxonomy
      Thinking Skills
Contextualized Learning/Active Learning

  Explicit Purpose and Goals – Learner and
  Clear explanation of instruction – Tutor
     Explicit skills and knowledge
     Discussion of metacognitive skills
  Discussion of skills application – Learner and
  Evaluation of how to apply new learning in
  other situations – Learner and Tutor
    Contextualized Learning
Target learner needs    Locate materials
   Transportation      regarding learner
   Housing                Maps, bus schedules
   Food                   Receipts, coupons, ads
   Shopping               Report cards, letters from
                            teacher and school
   Child’s education      Memos, pay stubs, benefits
   Job                     information
                           Representatives,
   Community               newspapers, community
   Personal                resources
                           Bible, books, health
   Other                   information, phone books
                           TV, radio schedules
                           Cookbooks, menus, recipes
 Contextualized Learning
Language Experience Approach
Communication Logs
Cartoon Blurbs
Environmental Print Books
Model good reading practices
Information Reading Technique
Assisted Reading Technique
               Steps of
        Contextualized Learning
Determine learner’s needs or begin with tasks that address
learner’s immediate needs (make learning relevant)
Determine which skills you need to teach will assist with this
need (achieve program outcomes)
Check on what the learner already knows and use that
knowledge to support the new skills
(Back into skills, knowledge and strategies)
Plan for progress
Discuss knowledge, skills, and processes used in the learning
process (link learning with individual learning style)
Discuss applications and transfer of skills
(“tie” learning to real life)
Provide feedback on progress and ability to use knowledge and
skills (acknowledge success and plateaus)
Reiterate knowledge and skills in subsequent tasks (skills can
be used again and again)
      Evidence of
 Contextualized Learning
Tutor can explain strategy
(how and what)
 Use of authentic materials
(your program is a leader in this
 Staff training on use of contextualized
 (that’s done!)
 Contextualized Learning
is a win/win situation for
     the learner and the

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