Task-based Learning in combination with Popplet

Task-based Learning

Task-based language learning is an approach where the planning of learning materials and teaching sessions are based around doing a task. In education, a task refers to an activity where communication is necessary: for example; deciding something, solving a problem, designing or organising something, or telling someone to do something.

It is student-centred; Assign tasks in context (task-based approach), e.g. designing online/face to face tasks (written/oral tasks); simulation and development of real life tasks; completion of tasks and the language study is determined by what happens as the students complete them; it aims at the description, reflection and discussion of meaningful tasks; practice of areas which need more work.

Popplet

Popplet is mind mapping tool that allows users to organize and visualize ideas. Teachers and students can create graphic organizers, timelines, and many other forms of visual organization. It is a collaborative brainstorming tool that allows two or more persons to work simultaneously in the same mind map, using different devices and being in different places.