Read an overview of the elements included in the professional practice 'Knowing the subject'

Resources for Knowing the subject

23 July, 2013
Many newly qualified or inexperienced teachers tend to base their lesson planning on the traditional PPP approach (Presentation, Practice, Production) because it is reliable and it is a valid...
22 July, 2013
Northanger Abbey, like Pride and Prejudice, features a range of characters who behave heroically and those who behave more villainously.
22 July, 2013
The last novel that Jane Austen had published was Persuasion.
22 July, 2013
Rather like Austen’s most famous novel, this book’s title immediately lets us know that it’s a story about emotion and reason, ethics and morals.
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27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented.
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11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this collection of papers – the proceedings from the British Council East...
6 June, 2013
Like Pride and Prejudice, Emma is a novel that cleverly explores human relationships, and the infinitely varied, day-to-day choices in how we interact with each other.
5 June, 2013
Mansfield Park is Jane Austen’s third published novel and many readers and scholars think that it is her highest accomplishment.
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18 April, 2013
Edited by Susan SheehanThe British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. 
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28 February, 2013
Edited by Julian Edge and Steve MannThis publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up...
28 January, 2013
When we talk to each other we reveal a great deal about how we think and how we feel about the subject at hand and the world around us.
28 January, 2013
Pride and Prejudice is now one of the most well-known literary love stories, with people encountering it either as a novel or a tv series or a film.
24 January, 2013
Like many novelists, part of what they write about relates to the wider world they see around them.
24 January, 2013
Like all characters in fiction, there are those we can think of as heroes and those we can think of as villains.
23 January, 2013
Pride and Prejudice is set in a number of rural settings. For much of her life Jane Austen lived at the family home in Chawton in Hampshire where her father had a number of sources of income, which...
12 December, 2012
What are young British people like these days? What are they into? What do they do at school and in their free time? Where do they live and which languages do they speak? What do they eat? What do...
12 December, 2012
Say the word ‘grammar’ to teenagers and you might be met by yawns or icy stares. But don’t be daunted – the experience can be positive, or even fun.
1 September, 2012
Date: 29th November 2012Watch a recording of the webinar: click on the link below to watch a recording of Chia's webinarhttp://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p2wmmbiuq5l/Theme: As we walk down the...
26 June, 2012
Date: 28th June 2012Theme: Every teacher - and every learner - can probably recognise a great lesson when they experience one, but what exactly are the qualities that, when added up, make an...
1 June, 2012
Few would doubt that students should leave a lesson with some kind of transcript of it: be it a notebook or, if technology allows, pages from an Interactive WhiteBoard (IWB) emailed to your students...
25 April, 2012
Visual representations of information are by no means an innovation in education. The use of graphs and charts to represent statistical information and time-lines showing the sequence of historical...
17 March, 2012
Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika DavisThis is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. 
29 February, 2012
Date: 28 February 2012Theme: Using literature - in particular short stories and poetry - as a tool for language learning has opened up new paths and opportunities for the language teacher and...
1 February, 2012
Text use may seem a dull topic after all the exciting matters that other guest writers have dealt with recently. 
19 January, 2012
You and your students might already enjoy reading and listening to poetry in your own language and perhaps in English too. Poems are, after all, authentic texts.

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