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SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

OVERVIEW
Self-Access Self- access is a system which allows pupils learn at their own pace and time using organized learning materials and equipment. Self-AccessSelf-Access Learning (SAL) Self -access learning (SAL) at the primary school level refers to independent learning through the use of learning materials. It is linked to the prescribed curriculum. Pupils are given opportunity to their own activities, correct and evaluate their own work as well as monitor their own progress.

Introduction
Self-Access Learning (SAL) was first introduced and piloted in SRK Sri Kelana, Selangor Darul Ehsan in 1990. Since then it has been extended to 150 schools in Malaysia. It was initiated by the Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The contents of the book focus on an : Overview of SAL, Setting up a Self- Access Centre, Learning Materials and Equipment,Learners Training and SAL in Operation.Sample materials to give teachers and insight into SAL are also included.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Functions of SAL
Provides conducive learning environment Provides opportunities for pupils to carry out learning activities. Houses learning materials and equipment. Displays information charts and pupils work.

Philosophy of SAL
The concept of SAL is based on the following: Every pupil is an individual with different needs, interest, attitudes and aptitudes. Every pupil learns in different ways and at varied rates. Every pupil is responsible for his or her own learning. Every pupil is given the opportunity to learn how to learn. The teacher caters for all individual needs of the pupils. The teacher creates a conducive, tension free learning environment.
SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Objectives of SAL
to provide opportunities for pupils to learn how to learn. to cater for the pupils' individual needs and learning styles. to allow pupils to evaluate and assess their own learning. to complement classroom teaching and learning.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Main Features of SAL

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Main Features of SAL

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

MATERIALS AND WORKSHEETS

Worksheets are essential in SAL. They are self-instructional and written or adapted based on the English Language KBSR syllabus 1982. The pupils who use these worksheets are learning from them with the teacher as a facilitator. Therefore teachers have to be precise, clear and appropriate when writing instructions. The format of a SAL worksheet is given below.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Preparation of pupils for SAL


Preparing the pupils to work independently or with minimal teacher supervision would include training them to: read and understand instructional language read and follow instructions plan their own learning programmes make them aware of their learning strategies monitor their own learning.

"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetimes." Confucius (551-471 BC)

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Use and Care of SAL Materials and Equipment Materials 1. Do not write anything on the worksheets, books, magazines or any other printed Materials. 2. Do not fold the worksheets. 3. Do not take out the worksheets from the plastic. 4. Do not remove materials from the SAL Room. 5. Be careful when handling radio and cassette player, television, video recorded and computer. 6. Always remember to switch off the equipment after use. 7. Do not remove any of the equipment unless told. 8. Consult your teacher when you need help.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

DID YOU KNOW.

Independence

Initiative Initiative

A sense of Responsibility

SELF ACCESS LEARNING Inquiry research and self-education

DEVELOPS

Self-directed learning

Problem solving technique

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

SAL IN OPERATION

"I know I cannot teach anyone anything. I can only provide an environment in which he can learn" C. Rogers

SAL provides pupils the opportunity and time to use SAL materials. The pupils are allowed to Work at their own pace on any topics. They decide and choose the materials, equipment and assess their own work. SAL helps to develop the pupils' language. To help the pupils identify their learning needs.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

The Teacher's Role

to help the pupils identify their learning needs. to prepare materials to organise materials in the SAC. to train pupils to learn on the own. to manage SAL periods. to provide guidance and explanation to facilitate learning

The Pupils' Role During a SAL period, pupils need to do following: 1. Decide what to do. 2. Find the required materials. 3. Do the activities. 4. Correct and access own work. 5. Evaluate and monitor own progress.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

SAL caters for the following: Practice or reinforcement of particular skill learned in class Elementary work for pupils with low English proficiency to try and succeed Remedial work Enrichment exercises Special interests/needs Organization of time.

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

TO BE THE BEST RESOURCES SUPPORT CENTER FOR LEARNING IN ENGLISH

SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

To provide additional resources for learning in English for academic purposes To provide a platform for self access interactive learning To develop confidence in the use of English To develop a community of self-directed learners
SAL SKSS 2013

SELF ACCESS LEARNING ( SAL )

Prepared by : Tcr Lin/SAL/2013

Plan, organize, and set goals based on self-understanding Become aware of and draw on personal and cognitive strengths Link current education to long-term goals Become active and independent learners Make decisions for healthy and positive outcomes Continue to develop respect for themselves and others, and Appreciate the merits of hard work and perseverance.

SAL SKSS 2013