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What is the difference between "activities" and "techniques" in teaching methodology?

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This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. See the FAQ for guidance on how to improve it. –  user21032 May 16 '12 at 2:48
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thanh, this seems more like a question about teaching methodology than about the English language. –  JeffSahol May 16 '12 at 2:52
    
Yes, he didn't read the FAQ. @JeffSahol –  user21032 May 16 '12 at 3:19
    
Given that his name is Vietnamese (or Cambodian) it could easily be that he is genuinely not clear how an activity and a technique in a classroom differ. –  Roaring Fish May 16 '12 at 6:47
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Given that the definitions for activity and technique are very different, what confusion do you have about them, thanh tran? –  Matt Эллен May 16 '12 at 9:55
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Activities are things the students do that involve interaction. A game is an activity, but completing individual excercises is not.

Techniques are approaches the teacher uses to teach the students. Using fingers to indicate which word in a sentence is wrong is a technique.

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Thanks, this is the first time I've put a question here. It took me a lot of time to understand the website regulations. Maybe my question is not clear. I can understand what a technique is and what an activity is. The problem is that I searched google and found no expertise source about the difference. Would you mind providing me with such sources? –  thanh tran May 17 '12 at 15:49
    
I wouldn't mind at all, but I am not sure what you are asking for. What sort of expert source are you looking for? –  Roaring Fish May 17 '12 at 16:09
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