During the session, the students discussed their experiences with the EIW writing lesson and their thoughts on being assigned a writing task without prior consent. The session focused on the concept of self-directed learning and the importance of guiding students on their own learning journey.
The discussion began with students sharing their thoughts on the writing lesson and whether they enjoyed the task. Some students found the task challenging but ultimately rewarding, while others found it tedious or difficult. They also shared their thoughts on being assigned a task without being consulted first and whether they felt it was an effective way to learn.
The conversation then shifted to the concept of self-directed learning and what it means. The students discussed the importance of being able to choose what they learn and how they learn it, rather than having someone else dictate their education. They also talked about the role of the teacher in guiding their learning journey and providing resources and support.
The session then delved into the topic of coerced learning, which is when students are forced or pressured into learning something without their consent. The students talked about the negative effects of coerced learning, such as a lack of engagement and motivation, and how it can be detrimental to their learning experience.
Lastly, the discussion covered the resources available to the students if they want to learn something on their own. They talked about the importance of seeking out information and resources on their own, such as books, online courses, and workshops.
Overall, the session emphasized the importance of self-directed learning and the role of the teacher in guiding students on their learning journey. It also highlighted the negative effects of coerced learning and the importance of choice in education.