The new LOMLOE Education Law in Spain encourages our primary students to work towards participating in ‘situaciones de aprendizaje‘ or ‘learning situations‘ as projects at the end of course book chapters or curriculum sections in their language learning. But what are they and how can teachers set them up and use them in class? This blog post will take you through the essential elements to consider when implementing them.
First of all, let’s look at the wording of the law when it comes to creating ‘learning situations’. It asks our students to:
1. Take what they have learned in class with you and use it in a complex task to achieve an objective.
2. Use their comprehension, production, interaction and mediation skills.
3. Respond to a 21st century task that’s relevant to their interests or concerns.
4. Participate in a real or potential task.
5. Work with texts (oral, written and multimodal).
6. Do the task in order to progress with language and learn more about culture.
7. Reflect on the experience.
Let’s take a look at each point and break it down a little further.