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In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Understanding learners'. From primary-aged students to retired learners, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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Reading and elementary learners - reading article
02 Aug 2004

One of the key issues I've noticed in getting my elementary learners to read is that of self-confidence. 

The not-so-hidden resource - students - resources article
24 Feb 2004

Every classroom has them, and every teacher has no doubt used them at some time in their career. Many teachers have no doubt cursed them...

Teen angst - methodology article
29 Jan 2004

This article looks at establishing and maintaining discipline in the teen classroom.

Motivating teenagers - methodology article
04 Nov 2003

"Motivation is as much an effect as a cause of learning." Ausubel

In this article I will discuss how teachers can aim to improve...

Intercultural learning 2 - methodology article
30 Oct 2003

This is the second of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. The first article - Intercultural...

Intercultural learning 1 - methodology article
23 Oct 2003

This is the first of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. This article sets out the...

Motivating pupils to read - literature article
15 May 2003

This is the first of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number...

Motivating pupils to read 2 - literature article
15 May 2003

This is the second of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number...

Write on! - Creative writing as language practice - writing article
25 Nov 2002

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing...

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