MOCA 2021 “Perspectives Towards Intercultural Awareness in EFL Settings”
Highlights from Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) for Learning Conference
The 3rd New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching International Online Conference was organised by the University of Granada and took place between 19-21 May, 2021. The conference attracted contributors and an audience from various teaching contexts ranging from primary to tertiary level education. The presentations focused on diverse topics from creativity in the language classroom to CLIL and TBL projects. We describe the main points from two sessions that we find most relevant to our context.
A Pleasant Comfort in the Discomfort of Academia
A one-hour webinar titled The Knowledge Gap: What It Is and How to Narrow It was delivered by Natalie Wexler, an American writer and a journalist whose work mainly focuses on equity issues in education and effective practices in literacy teaching. It was presented on April 29 as a part of ongoing online webinar series, The Science of Reading, and organized by Amplify, an organization which focuses on the recent developments in curriculum, assessment and intervention programs particularly at K-12 level. You can find a short biography of the presenter at the end of this blog post.
This March, Justin Jacobs wrote a piece for the Social Responsibility Interest Section for TESOL and was published in a newsletter giving his reflections on the one-year initiative he and Alp were involved in focusing on social justice in English language teaching.
Reflective Teaching Practices during Online Education. Mutlu Bosson & Pınar Gündüz
Formative feedback tools shared at TESOL TURKEY 3rd International ELT Conference 27.02.2021