Nominating students – what do you think? The discussion around the table certainly highlighted some concerns about whether not nominating at all took into account the cultural differences in a multilingal class. We might also consider both gender and age differences.
For instance, a female student in a class full of loud, young men might feel too intimidated to shout out, even more so if she came from a culture where that practice would be seen as unusual.
I think the conclusion around the table suggested that there was a time for both – nominating and free for alls. In feedback on exercises nominating can be time consuming and often unnecessary as there are alternatives to teacher-led feedback. In other situations it still has a place. I wouldn’t suggest risking a no nominating lesson during a Celta or Delta observed lesson, not unless you can back it up as well as Hugh does.
Hugh Dellar shares some more pearls of wisdom here. If you only watch one, I’d recommend the round up one but worth watching them all.