Workshop: "Engaging young learners through pictures, music, stories & natural world" at Africa TESOL
Representing IATEFL's Global Issues SIG, I gave a workshop at Africa TESOL in Dakar, Senegal. This was combined with teacher development workshops at local secondary schools. Slides and resources for this interactive workshop can be accessed here.
In education systems around the world, teachers have become too dependent on ‘the curriculum’ and ‘the coursebook’ to the detriment of the actual learning: the emphasis is on the product rather than the process. The huge possibilities provided by our immediate surroundings, and from the world of the arts, are too often side-lined, and indeed ignored. This workshop makes a call to change this scenario; together, we will explore ways in which all five senses can be stimulated in order to learn English more effectively.