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28 Nov 2014

I am the Director of Studies at International House Sevastopol, and one of my responsibilities is to plan the programme of Continuing...

27 Nov 2014

What exactly is action research?

20 Nov 2014

When I was an academic manager about six years ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I had the chance to lead a few different professional...

04 Nov 2014

Facilitating learning is now expected of modern teachers, but what does that actually mean?

  • I strongly believe that we should reflect constantly on our teaching and strive to be better teachers, and I hope I can pass this on to my teaching team.
  • Action research is one of those terms that many people have heard of, but that nonetheless remains a bit of a mystery.So what exactly is action research? Books have been written about this (see below), but, for me, perhaps the most important point...
  • The ones which didn’t work as I expected were: - a points-based rank with about ten criteria; the winner was awarded a sum more or less equivalent to a month’s salary at the end of the academic year - weekly seminars; these one-hour workshops...
  • Facilitating learning is now expected of modern teachers, but what does that actually mean? What are the key features of being an effective facilitator and what do we learn from our students by teaching in this way? How can we use our students to...