Day 1 looks at the type of people we are teaching, and how the age range and profile has changed before moving on to consider the way the classes are being delivered and through what medium, and seeing which modes of delivery are going to stick moving forwards.
You can download your CPD certificate for the event at the bottom of this page, or at the bottom of Day 2 and Day 3. We have also prepared an accompanying document that details what was covered in each talk. You can download that PDF here.
"... but I don't want to teach kids", with Chris Roland
Description: In this interactive talk, Chris Roland will talk about the adjustments needed when teachers begin working with a new level or age range as well as the strengths that teachers of each echelon – adults, teens and little children – can bring with them when teaching out of their comfort zone. Chris, himself an ‘all-terrain teacher’, will highlight the challenges involved in each transition and champion the robustness of teachers who work with all levels and all age ranges.
Getting out of our brains: distributed cognition in ELT, with Sarn Rich, sponsored by the Centre for Language & Linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church University
Description: Distributed/extended cognition is a way to understand thinking and learning as spreading dynamically through our bodies, through objects, through interactions with other people and with the wider environment. We will look at practical ways to apply these ideas in ELT for more effective language learning, finishing with a distributed-cognition escape-room activity that demands shared problem solving, teamwork and communication.
If you would like to contact Sarn for the escape-room activity or with any questions, he can be contacted at [email protected].
You can download the accompanying chat log here.
You can download the references and links here.
All for one, and one for all, with Fiona Mauchline
Description: ‘Inclusion’, ‘diversity’ and ‘representation’ are all words and important concepts we have heard a lot about in the past few years, but what do they mean for teachers? How do they work in practice? In this session, we’ll look at both a few ideas that will help you implement these concepts in your day-to-day teaching, and at how you can add your voice to ‘the bigger picture’.