Adrian Underhill - 'Spontaneity: The elephant in the classroom'
Planning lessons is a well-known preoccupation in ELT. Yet teachers also realize that much of what is best in the class happens spontaneously in response to the moment. Planning and Preparation are well documented in our methodology. Yet spontaneity has no discourse, is not researched, and remains an undiscussed skill in teacher development.
This webinar will:
1. Examine the concept that a vital part of enacting any plan with professional artistry lies in developing the human creative capacity for spontaneity
2. Illustrate activities that enable participants to identify their own experiences of spontaneity in teaching
3. Provide a forum for live discussion and online responses
4. Investigate ways that participants can explore this further through their own practice
Adrian Underhill is a trainer, consultant, author and speaker. He is a past President of IATEFL, a current IATEFL Ambassador, and the series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers. At the moment he is exploring the role of improvisation, spontaneity, playfulness, intuition and personal significance in learning and teaching.