The Silent Way. Tell me and I forget Teach me and I remember Involve me and I learn Benjamin Franklin. Introduction Learning theories and educational philosophies Teaching materials and demos Teaching principles Conclusion. Caleb Gattegno and the Silent way.
Tell me and I forget
Teach me and I remember
Involve me and I learn
The teacher sets up situations that focus on the structures of the language. These are introduced through a language-specific sound-color chart.
Student begin their study of the language through its sounds.
The students receive a great deal of practice with a given target language structure without repetition for its own sake.
The teacher works with the students while the students work on the language.The teacher is responsible for creating an environment that encourages student risk taking and that facilitating learning. He is a neutral observer, neither pleased by correct performance nor discouraged by error.
Errors are important and necessary to learning. They show the teacher where things are unclear.
At the beginning, the teacher needs to look for progress, not perfection. Learning takes place in time. Students learn at different rates.
The teacher can gain valuable information from student feedback. Students learn how to accept responsibility for their own learning.
Some learning takes place naturally as we sleep. Students will naturally work on the day’s lesson then.
The syllabus is composed of linguistic structures.
inner criteria for correctness.
The teacher should give only what
help is necessary.