Step 2: SETTING MY CHALLENGES
It’s now time to set the challenges!! To make the learning-to-learn more specific to language learning, this step helps the mentee locate the specific language elements that she wants to develop. The Challenge Cards make the experience a bit more tangible, facilitating the process of planning the content of the learning. The cards can either be used as are or be used as inspiration and adapted to suit the interests of the user.
The Challenge Card suggestions are structured around the CEFR language framework.The CEFR categories covering the individual Challenges are as follows:
- Oral comprehension
- Audio-visual comprehension
- Reading comprehension
- Oral production
- Written production
- Oral interaction
- Written interaction
- Online interaction
A more detailed description of the categories is available HERE.
Find out where your strengths and weaknesses are using the categories. And find out which categories are important for you to develop. These tools will help you do that.
The dimensions in focus are especially:
INITIATIVE & OWNERSHIP
- Understanding my learning limitations & possibilities
- Taking responsibility for my own learning
- Finding driving questions and analogies
- Seeking input from others
ENGAGEMENT & MANAGEMENT
- Understanding my learning strategies and how they affect my learning
- Select & seek out resources available to me
- Check my own progress