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March 2012

IATEFL session

March 29, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

coaching, vitae


Last Wednesday I had a stand at the Interactive Language Fair at IATEFL Glasgow. This two hour event consists of a series of very quick 2-minute presentations on stage about your stand during the first hour and the second hour consists of attendees making their way around the stands and talking to the people who interested them. On my stand I put the distributed CCeD methodology on one side and the VITAE pilot on the other. I had UnderstandIT brochures to distribute as well as the... Read full post

Pedagogical pattern bank

March 27, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)


Teaching as a design science Do you see yourself as a designer? According to Diana Laurillard, that’s exactly how teachers should be seeing themselves and she had a proposal for systemizing the process of engineering learning experiences. Diana Laurillard’s IATEFL 2012 plenary was making the case for the collation of proven pedagogical patterns across all disciplines in a standardised way. These patterns could then be used and adapted by teachers of all disciplines. The... Read full post

Connected Coaching

March 13, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)


I’ve always wondered how politicians such as Tony Benn were able to keep such copious diaries while in office. It is when I’m busy that I don’t have time to blog and the fact that this is the first blog post of the year is testament to the deadlines that I have been trying to meet.
I had the opportunity of a place on the fairly new Connected Coach course at fairly short notice early this year just as I had finished working on a EU Erasmus application. Since a great deal... Read full post