project-based learning

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Homo Ludens? Learning and play in the language classroom

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Well known author and teacher developer Jim Scrivener spoke to me in an interview a couple of years ago about focusing on where learning is happening. He claims that we devote  lot of time as teachers to almost ritualistic teaching acts to engage and entertain students. In this article I go on to explore this idea further.

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Transmedia Storytelling and Convergence

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We don’t just consume stories these days, we add to them, we participate in the writing of them through our collaboration on social media. Storytelling is memorable because of it’s use of image and imagery, rhythm and repetition of theme words or sound. But what do we mean when we refer to transmedia?

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Tony Gee, Workshops and Project-Based Learning

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While contemplating project-based and experiential learning, Emma finds out some key truths for learning in the world of workshop artist Tony Gee, the Artistic Director and co-founder of Creation Myth Puppets. Tony has worked in the arts and as a puppeteer, for over 30 years, touring shows and workshops all over the world.

English Language Teaching Books

English Language Teaching Books

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These books on English language teaching are often on the recommended reading list given to you by many teacher trainers. Some may help with your pre-training tasks set for you by your tutors.