YLTSIG Mini Course B: Inside Learners' Minds: Visible Thinking in the YLT Classroom

Join IATEFL Young Learners & Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLTSIG), and Aleksandra Popovski for this mini course.

As part of the ‘Better Together: IATEFL YLTSIG Webconference 2023’ event, YLTSIG is again offering three different minicourses for teachers around the world. The courses are 6 hours long, comprised of 3 sessions of two hours each. You will be required to attend all 3 sessions to complete the course. This mini course will run on the 13, 14 and 15 January from 10.00 – 12.00 (UK time) each day.

Minicourse B. Inside Learners' Minds: Visible Thinking in the YLT Classroom, is being kindly facilitated by SYMMETRY.

Visible Thinking, a research-based conceptual framework, makes extensive use of learning routines rich in thinking.  These routines scaffold and support development of learners’ thinking and help make their thinking visible. In this practical mini-course, participants will be guided through the core thinking routines and explore a variety of ways in which they can be used in the YLT classroom.

Day 1: After introducing Visible Thinking, we will examine and discuss its benefits for teaching and learning languages. We will look at how we can integrate Visible Thinking in our lesson planning.

Day 2: We will explore various Thinking Routines and how we can use them as basis for teaching different language structures.

Day 3: We will continue exploring different Thinking Routines before we look at how to adapt them for our classroom.


Aleksandra Popovski is a teacher and teacher trainer. She holds an MA in Professional Development for Language Education (University of Chichester). Her interests include visual arts in language teaching, reading comprehension strategies, and original readers. Aleksandra is the current Vice President of IATEFL.

Important information:

Online registration for the mini courses closes on the 12 January 2023 at 12.00 UK time. The mini course will take place on Zoom Meeting and joining instructions will be sent to the email address used to register, after online registration has closed. Please keep an eye on your emails for joining instructions and don't forget to check your junk / spam mail box.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Young Learners & Teenagers


13/01/2023 - 10:00 until 15/01/2023 - 12:00 UK time


IATEFL YLTSIG member: free of charge
IATEFL member: £15
TROIKA member: £15
Non-member: £30

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Register now Max participants: 15