Through the Learning that LASTS course you will:
The course is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible
Translators and SIL International.
“After taking Learning that LASTS, both my wife and I have
experienced a transformation. We are free to teach! I love teaching and
impacting the lives of others; I just did not know how to do it. I did not know
how to prepare and I had no clear focus...
Through our teaching we are changing
lives. I know we have lots to learn, but meanwhile we can at least quench the
thirst of those around us by teaching them the unadulterated Word of God, in a
way that respects them as adult human beings and appeals to their experience in
Former Student now working in Europe.
(Used with permission from Wycliffe Bible
Translators of Canada)
The course is primarily based on the principles found in
Jane Vella's book, Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.
Each person has an opportunity to practise these principles
by working in teams of two to present some learning material in a 40 minute
session. Much of the content is based on the expressed needs of the
The acronym L.A.S.T.S. stands for the following:
Learner Centred: Teachers invest in the success of learners
by getting to know them; then selecting relevant content. Respect for learners
builds relationships that foster learning.
Action with Reflection: Learn by doing, then REFLECT on the
outcome and share insights. The quality of learning is related to the quality
of reflection on our actions.
Solving Problems: Effective teachers provide resources for
learners, but they also ask powerful questions to stimulate learners to
interact with those resources.
Teamwork: Teamwork helps solve problems because it draws on
the resources of all group members in a synergistic way.
Self Discovery/Self Direction: Effective teachers invite
learners to direct their own learning and share the power for shaping their own
process of learning.
Learning that LASTS is followed by Planning that LASTS which
lets you see what your existing, or new teaching content would look like with
the Learning that LASTS principles applied. Find out more about Planning that
Learning that LASTS will be offered on Sunday 2 - Friday 7 April, and Sunday 3 - Friday 8 December 2017.
Application Deadline: 17 March and 20 November respectively.
For full course dates, please click here.
2016-17 tuition fees for Learning that LASTS are £250, or £200 if you are studying on the MA in Field Linguistics or MA in Literacy Programme Development.
For more information about our fees, see our fees page.
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