From classroom presence to classroom as Ccommunity

Almond, M. (2017) From classroom presence to classroom as Ccommunity. In: All In: Include and Educate Conference, 20th - 21st October, 2017, Venice, Italy.

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Based on my own research, work as a teacher trainer and ongoing reflections on classroom practice, this opening plenary looked beyond mainstream language teaching methodology and enquired how and why teachers could apply a number of principles found in certain other practices and theories to adopt a more multi-disciplinary approach in the classroom thereby making the learning experience more inclusive and meaningful. The key areas referred to come mainly from social psychology and sociolinguistics: Flow Theory (Csikszentmihalyi); Neuro Linguistic Programming (Churches & Terry) and Politeness Theory (Brown & Levinson). It was then proposed that a teacher's interpersonal skills and her/his ability to create a sense of community inside the classroom could be explored in training using principles found in theatre and improvisation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr Mark Almond
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 15:24
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 15:24

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