Minimalistic Learning Principles (??)

Andrew Lian: For many years, I have been trying to discover/find/identify/create minimal principles for learning/teaching. Am I getting close? Respect the learners’ meaning-making mechanisms. Find ways of making the learners aware of the characteristics of the new signals. Find ways of refining newly-perceived signals so as to make them usable. NB. “Making the learners aware” …

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Thesis topics by my students and others

I hope that the following will give you an understanding of the range of possible topics for research. Doctoral Supervisions by Andrew Lian at Suranaree University of Technology: Multiple intelligences, thinking styles, reading stategies and reading performance by chinese efl students, (Peng, Sixiang – PhD awarded) IMPROVING THE ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION OF CHINESE EFL LEARNERS THROUGH THE …

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ICLD 2016 Conference – Ton Duc Thang University Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

I have been doubly honoured by being asked to be a Keynote Speaker and also act as one of the Honorary Chairs for the ICLD 2016, The 1st International Conference on Language Development: Learning, Teaching, Researching, and Testing to be held at Ton Duc Thang University Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. The Conference is from 16 June 2016 to 19 …

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(For my students): Meaning Does Not Live in Words

Semiotic manifestations (including words, texts, spoken written or non-verbal) do NOT contain meaning in themselves. We give them meaning (words on a page are just black squiggles on a white background). More precisely, these semiotic manifestations, are meant to instigate/ trigger/ incite/ provoke/ arouse/ inspire/ activate/ actuate/ impel/ induce/ stimulate/ suggest/ awaken/ kindle meaning in …

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