Autonomy: Course requirements
Projects, portfolios: Your project in autonomous learning will result in a portfolio.
Groups: You must work in groups of 3 or 4 people (not 1 or 2 or 5, etc). Make sure that you are in a group; do not ask me if you can be an exception.
Ideas for projects:
In the introductory class, I gave you several ideas for projects. Below is a list of ideas. You should generate and use your own ideas to find a project that you like. Your project is limited only by your imagination.
Links. You can download the file with my notes that I made for the 'cours magistral' here. It contains clickable links to web sites that will be useful to you, especially web sites for learning English autonomously, for project ideas and development, etc.
Attendance: You must attend classes as follows:
Four (4) contact sessions, as follows:
If you did not attend the sessions as indicated, you will have to do extra work in your portfolio. Also, in your portfolio (later), you will have to provide an explanation of why you did not attend sessions as required.
Please use your head, your initiative, your common sense.
Please do not send me emails for things that you can find on the web.
* If you decide to do a reading programme with simplified readers, you do not need to put the books in the portfolio, but a short synopsis and/or appreciation of each book would be good, or completed exercises (often found at the end of the readers). Also a brief account of how you worked and shared with your group friends, such as discussions.
Later, I will add a web page to tell you how to do your portfolio.
Peace and survival of life on Earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed, and a lack of respect for the Earth's living things... . It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past, which resulted from ignorance. Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations. Clearly this is a pivotal generation... . Our marvels of science and technology are matched if not outweighed by many current tragedies, including human starvation in some parts of the world, and extinction of other life forms... . We have the capability and responsibility. We must act before it is too late. Tenzin Gyatso the fourteenth Dalai Lama.