Brunei IV: Up for a Challenge!

| February 15, 2007 | 1 Comment 

It hit me again that it is strange that what I am doing is labelled as “I.C.T.” The IT element is invisible really, especially when it is swamped by a tidal wave of speaking and listening. These visual literacy ideas are perfect for so many settings, including those with a high percentage of E.A.L. children (English as an additional language) as it stimulates so much descriptive, vibrant discussion. So it was again today.

Some deep thought and good understanding of the different effect of simile and metaphor. Writing generated by children in these lessons always leaves a lump in my throat. (“Gets you right there folks! Like a bout of indegestion”)

Careful, open questioning is one of the keys to unlocking the potential of children’s imaginations and I saw some skilful ways of eliciting ideas and thoughts today, from the Learning Support and Language Support staff in all the classes.


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  1. AnakBrunei says:

    Hi Tim, what an interesting account you have written of a side of Brunei rarely seen by us regular Bruneians since those areas are restricted to civilians. I am assuming the Hornbill School is one that caters for the kids of British and Gurkha officers in Seria? I liked your play on words with Brew-nigh heheh and as all visitors come to realise, the Brew is not so nigh! Cheers mate!

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