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This blog AIMS TO SHARE VIEWS, INSIGHTS AND MATERIALS RELATED TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ESL. tHE SHARED MATERIALS AND IDEAS MAY NOT BE THE BEST AND APPLICABLE IN ALL TEACHING AND LEARNING CONTEXTS. TAKE WHAT IS RELEVANT TO YOU, DOWNLOAD WHAT YOU WISH. MAY THIS BLOG INSPIRE YOU IN CERTAIN WAYS. LIKE THE TREES HERE, WE THE ENGLISH TEACHERS NEED TO KEEP ON GROWING. LET'S GROW TOGETHER. THANKS FOR VISITING @EZE.

I would like to share one part of the paper which I presented recently at The 1st ASEAN ELT International Conference (15-17 March 2018, Equatorial Melaka).

Introduction: 4th Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum says the world now is on the tip of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0). The lightning-speed advancements and complex changes that merge advances in digital, physical and biological technologies will significantly mark Industry 4.0.

With this Industry 4.0 taking place, employers are changing their recruitment strategies. Employers want workers who combine judgement with creativity, collaboration with good communication skills; workers who can innovate and solve complex problems (Gray, 2016). Yet nearly 60% of businesses around the world say they are unable to find candidates who possess those skills (Turbot, 2017). Wan Mohamad and Abd Majid (2017: 1) assert that “future job seekers need early exposure to these skills and the opportunity to polish the skills...

December 20, 2017

Efficacy in learning depends on teaching instruction. A teacher must always think of means to stimulate learning in the students. Cooperative learning can be ideal as learners often love working in this manner (Slavin, 2014). Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy in which learners of various proficiency levels work together in small groups toward a common goal.

I have been embracing the principles of cooperative learning in my ESL classrooms in various ways; the teaching of writing, reading, grammar and literature. I have also integrated cooperative learning and videos downloaded from YouTube in my lessons. Why? I believe cooperative learning can maximize learners' opportunities to be engaged in the 4Cs of the 21st century learning; communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking. 

How? Of course there are ways and activities that I have designed to promote the integration of 4Cs and YouTube videos. Please kindly refer to this PowerPoint presentation and the video...

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