Jan 16 2010
Here, I am in the process of collecting interesting links to exploratory practice articles but over the next few weeks I will be referring to parts of these in my blog posts. Exploratory Practice is an approach to teaching and doing research which is much more collaborative than more traditional applied linguistics research and puts quality of life in the classroom and understanding classrooms at the top of the agenda.
The Exploratory Practice Centre:
This is an article which I came across which came out of Jane Rose’s MA thesis which she wrote in Birmingham. Understanding relevance in the language classroom.
On being a teacher:management skills versus leadership qualities: Herbert Puchta
Herbert Puchta, the current president of IATEFL gave this talk in Budapest at our conference in October 2009. He talked about creating a classroom that students want to belong to and showed two extracts from the film “The Freedom Writers” to illustrate what he meant. It was a powerful, engaged and motivating talk and raised issues about the quality of classroom life.