by Chryssa Themelis and Julie-Ann Sime In antiquity, many Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates were trying to understand visual objects and their role in society and their impact on an ‘informed’ mind (Benoît, 2015). Visuals can convey messages, share emotions and provide cognitive guidance in diverse ways. The artist is able to understand […]
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Connections-based Learning: The Right Way To Go
by Barbara Anna Zielonka Following an interview in our May 2018 newsletter, Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalist and winner of the Outstanding Pole Award, Barbara Anna Zielonka, writes for us about an approach that she has been using for the past 5 years. She would love other language teachers to do the same in their […]
Working with Multi-Level Groups
Featuring a pedagogical discussion on working with multi-level groups, with Mike Harrison, Divya Madhavann and Tyson Seburn from the Teacher Development SIG Online Team. I think an important question in the landscape of multi-level instruction is – can the individual needs of all trainees really be taken into account all the […]
51 technologies to flip your classroom?
I came across a blog post the other day that suggested 51 technologies that we could use to flip our classes. This surprised me on several levels, but mainly because I once did a very large flipped classroom project which lasted for 5 years and only really used 2 technologies. It made me reflect upon […]
Technology in PPP and Task-Based Language Teaching lessons
Here is a guest article written by Huw Jarvis, one of our winners of the LTSIG travel grant scheme. Our members can avail of opportunities to attend and present at IATEFL associate conferences around the world by answering our regular calls for proposals. These are announced on the LTSIG website and dedicated social media platforms. […]
Technology and the teacher’s personality
Panel Discussion [IATEFL Poland 2015] In September 2015, during the IATEFL Poland Conference in Wroclaw, Peter Whiley chaired a Panel Discussion on ‘Technology and the Teacher’s Personality’. The participants included Dr Piotr Steinbrich, Ania Kolbuszewska, Jamie Keddie and myself. (Kindly ask your eyebrows to return to their normal position.) ‘Technology and the teacher’s personality’ […]
Nothing is impossible
by George Drivas George Drivas shares his experience of introducing and implementing 1:1 (1 tablet: 1 student) in a school with a century’s tradition in education. Impossible: The word itself means: ‘I’m possible’ As recently as 2008, with the information and communication ecosystem rapidly changing, Doukas School was a traditional, demanding, yet forward thinking and […]
Is technology transforming education?
by Russell Standard I am looking at the #EdTech tweet feed on my Twitter account as I write this article. The tweets are updating almost every second and most of them include words like transform, innovate and flip. The picture that emerges is one where teaching and learning is being transformed. I wonder to myself […]