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					            a HOListic
           Approach to
        language teaching
             for kids


133919-LLP-1-2007-1-BE-Comenius-CMP
         www.holaforkids.be
Why?
Who for?
Who by?
Visibility
What?
How?
Project process
Unexpected issues
        Why?




Macro
Meso
Micro
        Macro level: Lisbon 2010

                                        Tolerance,
                                        interculturality,
                                        openness to
2 FL per person                         others




                            LLL, mobility,
                            transparency


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        Meso level: towards EU


                                      Language
                                      Initiation
Language
Awareness



                      French / English
                      curriculum


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                    Micro level

                                           Vocabulary,
  Teacher command                          grammar vs
  of French                                language




Implementation of                         Pupil motivation
EFR, ELP…



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                     Objectives
Increase pupil motivation
   Having fun and success while learning
   Natural learning
Develop
   Principles and materials
   Strategies for class management
   Immersion course for teachers of French
   Course for teachers of English / other languages
Support the implementation / integration of
HOLA in schools

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                          Product




                          Process



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Who for?
Primary school teachers
Teacher trainers (pre- & in-service)
Material developers
Decision / policy makers

Opportunity for Erasmus-exchange with
   University of Aarhus
   University of Alcalà
   Dogus Group of Schools
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           Teacher             Teacher
           pre-                in-service
           service             training




                 Who by?               Advisors
School
boards /
groups

                     Schools
BE, Brussels, Vsko
BE, Brussels, Ségec,
    FéDEFoC
DK, University of Aarhus
EL, Veroia, Advisory
    service of Macedonia
ES, Madrid, University of
    Alcala
FR, (Limoges, Atalante
    Innovations)
    Soissons, Thélème?
IT, Palermo, Primary
    School Alcide de
    Gasperi
TR, Istanbul, Dogus Group
    of Schools
Externals:
(FR, Colette Samson)
IT, Rosangela Baggio
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BE, Cecile De Fré, Karine
    Van Thienen
BE, Bruno Mathelart, Anne
    Belien
DK, Hanne Leth Andersen,
    Stacey Cozart
EL, Theodoros Skenderis,
    Chryssa Laskaridou
    Koula Karamanoli
ES, Manuel Megias, Maria
    José Valiente
FR, (Marianne Gautier)
    Catherine Macquart
IT, Giovanna Granata,
    Tiziana Venturella
TR, Michael O’Neill, Songul
    Yerli
Externals:
(FR, Colette Samson)
IT, Rosangela Baggio          133919-LLP-1-2007-1-BE-
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                   Visibility




Logo, templates
Website
Dissemination


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Logo: Clara Megias
Madrid, ES



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www.holaforkids.be




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                       Dissemination
Flyers
Articles and electronic journal for teachers
Mailings
Networking
Try-outs in schools
Exchanges with pupils
Recordings for teacher training
Informing parents
In-service training
VIP at meetings
Online journal for education (Encuentros)
Contact seminar for school projects
Conferences (national and international) – text in conference book
Website and SharePoint for partners / for pilots


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                          Evaluation
Internal:
   Meeting 1: evaluation plan
   Meeting evaluations
   Taking stock of expertise and challenges
   Needs analysis
Consultants: didactic & pedagogical
External
   Pilot schools / teachers
   Conferences
   Training issues
   Dissemination events

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                    PRO
                        D   UCT
                               S




 CO         What?
AP N
  PR TE
    OA NT
      CH
                  Outcomes

Principles
Materials (French, English, …)
DVD classroom management
Comenius course
   Saint-Rafael (October 2009?)
   Brighton (July 2010) of Cyprus (March 2010)
Website and SharePoint
Project portfolio
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Methodology: holistic
  versus analytic




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From school to real life




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                                        Learner as a whole




         Situation as a whole:               HOLA              Teacher as a whole
rich, safe and meaningful environment




                       Language as a whole: authentic and meaningful

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                                                                                                                    Level of interaction in
                                                                                                                    processing input
                                                                                                                    Skimming
                                                                                                                     Scanning

Explicit                                                                                   Fill in the                 Mediating
                                       LANGUAGE LEVEL
Grammar                                                                                    Gaps Task                    Transforming
Teaching
                                                                                                                         Telling

Review of Learner Errors                                                                   One-way                           Doing
Focus on Form(s)                                                                           Tight structure
                                          Culture in Language                                                                Problem solving
                                                                                                                               Creating
                                                                                           Two-way
Consciousness-raising                                                                      Tight                    Product oriented
Noticing Activities                       Text and Discourse                               Structure                Process oriented
Focus on Form
                                                                                                                    Learner autonomy
                                                                                           Dialogic                 Collaboration
                                                                                           Loose
                                            Pragmatics
No Language                                                                                Structure
Description


EXPLICITNESS OF                            Morpho-syntax                            TASK ORIENTATION
   LANGUAGE                                and Semantics
                                                                                         + Intra- and
  DESCRIPTION                                                                          Interpersonal                Analytic      Global
   (Linguistic/                              Lrearner
     Logical)                                                                                                       Concrete      Abstract
                                                                                                                    Active        Reflective
                                        Homes, School life
                                                                                                                    Deductive     Inductive
                                                                                                                    Visual        Verbal
       LISTENING                                                                     ICT

           SPEAKING                     World Around Us
                                                                          Musical                        Visual
             INTERACTING                                                                                 Artistic

                   READING
                                  Fantasy, imagination
                        WRITING
                                                                                                         Bodily-
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                                           THEMATIC
                                            CONTENT  Comenius-CMP
                                                                                     Spatial
                                           Authenticity
                     HOLA UNIVERSE


Inviting the child
and the teacher
into the HOLA
universe and
guiding them
around



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                    Games                     Role play

    Story telling


Cooking


                                                          Songs
Rimes



   Rap
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                     A SPICY TOUCH OF HOLA


                                          reflection


Invitation to
a teacher
                feedback
training
event
                                                       portfolio

                       experience




                                    Learning styles
                                    and strategies




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               HOLA publication:
                  first idea


§1   Story about the HOLA universe
§2   Material from perspective of whole     learner
§3   Material from perspective of whole     teacher
§4   Material from perspective of whole     language
§5   Material from perspective of whole     world
§6   Framework principles

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                   Project
                  approach




Str
   en
     gth
               How?           Problem d
                                       s
                                       re
           s                 enc ounte
                                          Product




Attention for
the process                               Process
speeds up
production

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                Project process

Meeting organisation (18 persons)
Evidence-based work
  Day 1: evening meeting
     Administration, keeping up arrears, buddying time
  Day 2 and 3
     Discussion of work (1/3 theory, 2/3 practice)
     Wrap up: conclusions for our approach
  Day 4: Portfolio day
     Feedback, reflection, fine-tuning the approach
  Day 5: Commitments and the way forward
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          Project process

Feeling of group (18 persons)
Group processes: from national to
transnational
   try-outs in partner countries
   exchanges between pupils (TR/GR – TR/DK)




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Ownership: whose question is it?
  Project portfolio
  ⌧Meeting 1: taking ownership of the application
   including
        – Dissemination plan
        – Evaluation plan
  ⌧Each meeting: portfolio day




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Connecting people and ideas

Buddying system
Refocusing at the start of each work
session
COMMUNICATION


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           Project process

Partners free for content issues,
coordinator taking care of all
administration




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Learning together
Not just experts
Active listening
Feedback:
   two stars and a wish
   You said … and I think (not: but I think) –
  looking for connections, not for antagonism

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Work commitments:
  Invitational approach
  Development work at home
  ⌧ Discussion with buddy
  ⌧ Presentation & discussion at meeting
  First delivering, then payment



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Walk the talk
  Not just words, but coherent actions!
  Meeting approach is holistic as well




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Having fun working together!

Dissemination makes happy because of
the warm feedback!




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          Unexpected issues
  Harmony culture:
     Safe environment, inclusiveness (part of the project idea)
      ⌧Interpretation
      ⌧How to go forward
     Tension between learning and expertise

Solution:
  Opening up the dialogue on the group process
  Tension between learning and expertise
     One year to grow
     Year 2: setting non-negotiables
     Putting the frustrated expertise in a diagram


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  Degrees of
interculturality

Talking about the other

Talking with the other

Living with the other

Working with the other

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             Stages of group development
Forming      Dependence. Desire
             for acceptance by the
                                        Safe behaviour, avoid
                                        controversy. Reliance on
                                                                        Oriented to the task
                                                                        (scope, limits,
             group. Is it safe?         guidance and direction from     approach…) and to one
                                        leader                          another (who are
                                                                        they?)

Storming     Competition and
             conflict (in structuring
                                        Fear of exposure or failure.
                                        Need for clarification about
                                                                        Emotional reactions on
                                                                        each other and on task
             task & personal            leadership, structure, power,   demands.
             relations)                 commitment


Norming      Cohesion. Sense of
             belonging
                                        Openness, willingness,
                                        problem-solving, shared
                                                                       Real cooperation
                                                                       Data flow
                                        leadership, dissolved cliques, (personal & task)
                                        creativity


Performing   True interdependence       Flexibility built on trust.
                                        Adjustment to the needs of
                                                                        Productivity through
                                                                        problem solving & work
                                        the group. Achievement.
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               From whole to part
              Show                                                         Activate precious 
              situation              Situation                             knowledge
              Film                    Context
                                                                                         Goal setting 
              Play                   Scenario
                                                                                         Motivation
Dialogue      Relate to other 
                                      Themes
input         classes?

And you? 
What                                                          Body parts
happened?
                Chunks
                My […] hurts        Utterances                House, rooms, 
Oh really!                                                    furniture
                It happened 
                                    Chunks
That is         in…                 Words
terrible!
Can I help?                                       Prepare 
                                    Production    dialogues
                                         of       sentences
                                    utterances 
                                                  questions     Doing role play in 
                                    in contexts
                                                                groups


                                    Production 
                                      of texts




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       Unexpected issues

 Discussion of progression tends to bring
 people to an analytic perspective



Solutions:
    Relying on EU documents (EFR, ELP…)


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            Unexpected issues
  Bankrupt of French partner

Solution:
     Investigation by the coordinator
      ⌧Lawyer
      ⌧EACEA
      ⌧Others…
     Involve partners
     Decide and sending amendment
     Wait for confirmation
     Strict financial agreements (see contract) prevented us from too
     much damage…

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       Unexpected issues

 Status of consultants:
    Partners didn’t understand the concept



Solution:
  Came in later, after agreement from the
  partners
  Feedback on Progress Report by EACEA
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      Unexpected issues

 Opening up outcomes (public report)

Solution:
  Feedback on Progress Report by EACEA




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       (Un)expected issues

  2-years project…

Solution:
  Always try to be ahead of work plan…
  Inviting to dissemination conference in
  order to speed up the production
  process…
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     Unexpected issues

Strategic solution for all processes:

   Separate preparation, monitoring and
  steering meetings with the consultants (at
  meetings: 15 to 18 persons)
   Previous experience with EU projects &
  coordinator shadowing


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          Strong, complementary & committed partnership

         Outcomes             Shared needs / added value
Portfolio                                  Productive meetings
Process
                              Living and working together
           Timing                             Learning experts
                      Different work traditions & beliefs

                 Willingness to share and to change
                                          Need for safety
                              Emotions
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