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Interview topic: Teachers’ views of YL

Posted by Maria on April 7, 2017

Interview with Gail Ellis

Gail talks about how teachers’ views of children influence their teaching and teaching training. She shares her research and thoughts on the use of the United Nation declaration of the rights of the child and value based teaching.

  • Teachers’ views of children in the ELT context vary from “objects”, to “subjects” or “social actors” and influence their teaching (e.g. prescribed program to get predefined outcomes) and teaching training.
  • Gail’s research findings on teachers’ perceptions mostly classified the children as “becoming an adult” and saw them as “object”. Yet, others showed greater awareness of them as independent children who were able to make their own choices, be responsible for their learning and give their opinions about it.
  • Her thoughts on the use of the UN convention of the rights of children to participate and have their views listened to, and acted upon, need to be adopted  in pre-service and in-service teacher training.
  • Value based teaching lessons to young learners, such as resilience, accountability, respect, acceptance, through picture-books and story-telling, should be included in PRESETT and INSETT.

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Interviews Topic: Young Learners

Posted by Maria on April 6, 2017

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2017 IATEFL Conference live online

Posted by Maria on April 5, 2017

banner-250x250px_0Join us for IATEFL Glasgow Online for live coverage of 2017 Glasgow IATEFL Conference. Watch all conference plenaries live. Our coverage will feature live talks, sessions and video interviews with conference presenters and delegates.

For updates on Glasgow Online 2017, follow IATEFL Online on twitter @iateflonline

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Infographic for IATEFL Online Plenary

Posted by Maria on April 16, 2016


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Birmingham Online Registered Blogger

Posted by Maria on April 13, 2016

Tune in for live coverage

Hello ELT bloggers!

I am very glad that I’ll be reporting on this event. I expect to hear interesting talks and interviews on a range of topics, such as changes in the English language, discriminatory issues for “native” vs. “non-native” speakers in the ELT market, the history of ELT since 1966 to our days….

I look forward to watching the recorded sessions!
Happy conferencing!

A Registered Blogger 2016





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"How to …" tips from day 1, on Saturday 11 April 2015

Posted by Maria on April 13, 2015

padlet tips

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Photos of some plenary speakers from day 1 at IATEFL 2015 in Manchester, U.K.

Posted by Maria on April 13, 2015

Here are some photos from day 1 at IATEFL Online 2015. You can access the recordings of all the interviews by clicking on the following image.

That’s all for now until the next post with “How to …” tips by these speakers!

padlet-day 1 interview photos


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49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

Posted by Maria on April 10, 2015

Tune in for live coverage from 10th April 2015

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Do you think you hit a wall? Try out MOOCs ….

Posted by Maria on April 5, 2015



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MOOCs sites


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Harrogate Online Registered Blogger-my second post

Posted by Maria on April 5, 2014


Today has been the last day of the 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference.  You could enjoy watching the video interviews recorded during the conference.  I am sure there is a lot to be gained!

iatefl 4th April

This is the Wordle for video content on Friday, 4th April 2014.

iatefl 5th april


That is the Wordle for video content on Saturday, 5th April 2014.

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