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|'David Little - 'Learner autonomy and its implications for the discourse of language teaching and learning'
Date and Time:
20 August 2016, 3pm BST (2pm GMT) (click on link to find the time in your location)
My presentation will be based on the belief that we develop language learner autonomy by harnessing the capacity for autonomous behaviour that our learners bring with them to the classroom. I shall argue that the development of their proficiency requires us not only to engage their agency – their capacity to take decisions, act on them, and evaluate the results – but to channel it from the beginning through the target language. This means that in order to develop language learner autonomy we must construct and maintain a learning conversation that is very different from the initiation–response–feedback pattern of traditional classroom discourse. I shall illustrate my argument with examples from classroom practice.
David Little retired in 2008 as Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin. His principal research interests are the theory and practice of learner autonomy in language education, the exploitation of linguistic diversity in schools and classrooms, and the application of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to the design of L2 curricula, teaching and assessment. Language Learner Autonomy: A Guide for Teachers, Teacher Educators and Researchers, the book he is currently completing with Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen, will be published in due course by Multilingual Matters.
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Daniel Xerri - 'A Myriad Views on Creativity'
Over the past few decades, creativity seems to have increasingly filtered into educational discourse. Despite the burgeoning popularity of the term in language learning and teaching, conceptions of creativity are highly varied and at times conflicting. In this webinar we will explore some of the most common views on creativity and how these can help inform classroom practices.
Daniel Xerri teaches on the MA TESOL at the Centre for English Language Proficiency, University of Malta. He is the Joint Co-ordinator of the IATEFL Research SIG and the Chairperson of the ELT Council in Malta. He holds a PhD in Education from the University of York.
The recordings of the webinars below and the slides used during their presentations can be found in the members' area of the IATEFL website. Please log in using your membership ID and password to access them
Nick Bilbrough -'The (second language) play's the thing' (2 July 2016)
Valéria França - 'How challenging is it to promote change in the classroom?' (11 June 2016)
Divya Madhavan Brochier - 'Ten truths (and a lie) about EMI' (14 May 2016)
Mariel Amez - 'An online journey of self awareness (2 April 2016)
Sinéad Laffan - 'The Cult of Schwa' (20 February 2016)
Vicki Hollett and Christina Rebuffet-Broadus - 'How to get started making YouTube videos for your students' (23 January 2016)
Hugh Dellar - 'Following the patterns: colligation and the necessity of a bottom-up approach to grammar' (26 September 2015)
Nellie Muller Deutsch - 'Action research to improve instruction and learning' (29 August 2015)
Andrew Cohen - 'Learner strategies for performing intercultural pragmatics' (18 July 2015)
Dorothy Zemach - Self-publishing ELT materials' (27 June 2015)
Charles Hadfield - 'Creative Grammar' (30 May 2015)
Rebecca Oxford - 'Positive Psychology in Language Learning: The Role of Hope, Optimism, and Resilience in Learners' Stories' (18 April 2015)
Jamie Keddie - 'Storytelling in the classroom' (14 March 2015)
Shelly Sanchez Terrell - 'Get Them Speaking & Learning with Digital Icebreakers' (28 February 2015)
Leo Selivan - 'Quizlet: more than just flashcards' (24 January 2015)
Nik Peachey - 'Getting the most out of online video resources' (31 August 2014)
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto - 'The Lives of English Language Teachers', (19 July 2014)
Jill Hadfield - 'Motivation, Imagination and L2 Identity' (31 May 2014)
Sugata Mitra - ' Questions and answers with Sugata Mitra' (19 April 2014)
Penny Ur - ‘Using higher order thinking skills’ (22 June 2013)
|You can also find the following recordings on the IATEFL YouTube channel, IATEFLtalks|
Fiona Dunlop - 'Accessing CPD' (30 November 2014)
Susan Hillyard - 'Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners' (27 September 2014)
Lindsay Clandfield - 'What's hot, and what's not in coursebooks?' (21 June 2014)
Professor Ron Carter - 'Internet English: the changing English language and its implications for teaching' (26 April 2014)
Felicity O'Dell - 'Onesies and selfies: keeping up-to-date with new English words and expressions' (22 March 2014)
Mike McCarthy - 'Spoken Fluency Revisited' (22 February 2014) The link to Mike McCarthy's article published in the English Profile Journal can be found here
Tessa Woodward - ‘Enjoying personal and professional creativity’ (31 January 2014)
Scott Thornbury - ''Fossilization: Is it terminal?' (30 November 2013)
Vicki Hollett - 'Learning to speak 'merican (19 October 2013)
Vicki was kind enough to answer on her blog some of the questions that came in during her session. The link to these can be found here: http://www.merican.vickihollett.com/iatefl-webinar-questions/
Adrian Underhill - 'The Jazz of Teaching and Learning' (14 September 2013)
Claudia Ferradas PhD - 'Reading across cultures: literature for intercultural awareness' (31 August 2013)
Jeremy Harmer - 'Yes, but why do we need teachers at all' (27 July 2013)
Professor David Crystal - ‘Questions about language with David Crystal’ (25 May 2013)
Professor Crystal also kindly answered questions on his blog which came in during the session.
You can find those here: http://david-crystal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/26-iatefl-correspondents-ask.html