Myth-busting and meaning making: important ideas for classroom-based language teaching. Presentation at The Language Show, 12 November 2021
Rachel Hawkes, NCELP Co-Director, presented 'Myth-busting and meaning making: important ideas for classroom-based language teaching' at The Language Show on 12 November 2021.
All of us as language teachers or leaders have to account for what we choose to teach when, and in what order. To do our best for our students we need to be well-informed and clear-thinking about the principles involved and prepared to question long-accepted practice in the light of new ideas. This session starts from the KS3 pedagogy review and the new GCSE Subject Content, looking at what they do (and do not) mean for our classroom practice, busting a few myths and showing how they support the communicative goal of meaning making.