[B-Greek] Drilling/ was Re: Greek & Hebrew brush-up tools
WarrenFulton at telering.at
Fri Feb 27 16:12:38 EST 2004
Erik Westwig wrote.:
>Warren Fulton wrote:
>> You can run the three-corner drill with any verb, any tense (if you can
>> it into a question). This kind of practice covers the same ground and
>> achieves the same goal as rote memorization of paradigms, but it helps
>>students develop a feeling for common speech patterns and prepares the way
>> for active reading.
>What I'd love to know is how a person learning on his own can do this. It
>seems like you would really need the feedback and correction of a teacher
>and your fellow students to really make this work well.
This is true. As I teacher, I can't bring myself to deny I'm irreplaceable.
I don't think it will put us teachers to pasture but the virtual classroom
is on its
way. It's already possible to program exercises with extensive branching to
accommodate varying student responses, to run error analysis on those
responses, and give correction and feedback. It is all a matter of money and
somehow I doubt whether the big-time publishers see Ancient Greek as their
cash cow of the future.
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