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Month: November 2009

Teacher training and Development

Don't forget the Pedagogy

<![CDATA[N.B. In using the term “pedagogy“, I am subsuming “andragogy” as well, the principles of educating adult learners. Every day I read about lots of new applications on twitter and in all the blogs there is a plethora of posts about these new toys. Suddenly, we have all, miraculously and, it seems overnight, turned into…
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TEFL Pursuits

<![CDATA[You all know the great board game of Trivial Pursuit . I just love this game and have had lots of fun playing with friends, although, it must be admitted that the cultural bias of many of the questions makes it a bit more difficult if you are playing in a language  other than your…
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Yes, and…..

<![CDATA[There is a specific activity I often use in creative thinking skills workshops which works wonderfully well. I learnt it from T.Richards, during a lecture in Athens some years ago (pls see note at end). It's called the “Yes, and…” activity In this activity, one person, or the teacher even, begins by positing something, anything.…
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