Pedagogy: David A. Kolb – experiential learning.
David A. Kolb’s model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education, and lifelong learning. Much of the literature on experiential learning, as Peter Jarvis comments (1995: 75), ‘is actually about learning from primary experience, that is learning through sense experiences’.
The learning in this project with the Grammar Fair is geared towards students “creating” a teaching tool from scratch without technology. Here the learning process begins first with deep-diving into Grammar research to be able to teach the Grammar point. Students use the FUMP model: Form, Use, Meaning, and Presentation. Then, students create a trifold with the prime examples and teaching points. The trifolds get showcased at the school-wide Grammar Fair where students now present and peer teach other students adding to free L2 use in an authentic situation.
A video Collage of the successful Grammar Fair at EF – Education First, NY