Frozen in thought? How we think and what we do in ELT – IATEFL online

Day one of the IATELF conference in Manchester. Donald Freeman presents Frozen in thought? How we think and what we do in ELT.

In this talk, he examines some of the central ideas about how teaching and learning work, about the teacher’s role, and about the classroom goals of English instruction. I argue that, if they are left unscrutinized and unchallenged, the ideas can undermine teachers’ professional confidence and stunt training and research. Therefore re-examining them, thereby thawing our thinking, is a critical step in reasserting social control over the public work of English language teaching.

He also argues that, if they are left unscrutinized and unchallenged, the ideas can undermine teachers’ professional confidence and stunt training and research. Therefore re-examining them, thereby thawing our thinking, is a critical step in reasserting social control over the public work of English language teaching.

You can see the video of his presentation below. 

You can download the PDF of the plenary from this link:

https://db.tt/z8E4HV2g

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