17:15 pm – 18:30 pm
Inquiry-based teaching fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills by empowering students to ask questions, explore, and discover knowledge through active engagement. This workshop aims to equip educators with practical strategies and resources to facilitate the seamless integration of inquiry-based teaching into their classrooms. Recognizing the important need to change education’s paradigm, this workshop offers a comprehensive framework for educators to embrace and implement inquiry-based approaches in their ELA, ESL or EFL classrooms.
Fostering Genuine Inquiry: Inquiry-Based Teaching, Made Easy
15:30 pm - 16:45 pm
This presentation is an exploration of the art of divergent thinking, a catalyst for kindling critical, creative, and lateral thought processes. It’s an invitation to immerse ourselves in the world of out-of-the-box thinking as empowered educators to foster student engagement and tap into unparalleled linguistic potential. This session is a gateway to discovering innovative strategies that reshape ELT into a dynamic realm of endless possibilities, sparking the creative spirit and transforming language education. Let’s embrace the magic where traditional meets transformative!
Unleashing Creativity: Divergent Thinking Strategies for Engaging ELT
17:15 pm – 18:30 pm
As experienced teachers we find ourselves resourceful, thoughtful and confident enough about our teaching skill. There are several aspects of our career that still makes us feel a bit insecure, though. New groups, whether they are a completely new level or age, we are not used to, facing challenges of new trends, technology, starting a new job or being given new responsibilities. During this conference, we will delve into 10 practical steps we can take to enhance our professional development, keep learning, reduce anxiety and boost our teaching skills, consequently create a more positive learning environment in our classes and become a leader, not just an instructor.
18:45 pm – 19:45 pm
When we think about Reading in the context of ELT our minds as teachers often turn to concerns about reading in detail with specific learning aims and tasks. This is all good and well, certainly, but there is an entirely different approach which ought to be considered as well: an Extensive Reading (ER) approach. In this session we will attempt to outline what ER is, and how we can promote it. But more importantly, we will try to build a case for the importance of implementing ER in our classes, highlighting how this approach supports learning by offering chances to practice other skills and systems.
Extensive Reading: read your way to better English.
18:45 pm – 19:45 pm
Educational neuroscience is the discipline that combines neuroscience, pedagogy, and psychology bringing the current research from how the brain learns, behaves, and relates to instructional practices in the classroom. Every class, assignment, and experience shape the human brain. Understanding how the brain processes information into learning and knowing more about what it takes for students’ brains to be engaged, responsive, and alert are fundamental to the teaching and learning process.
How the Brain Learns
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Over the course of decades, English has proven to be instrumental in getting people better jobs, possibilities for advancement and an overall chance to move ahead in life. However, all of these advantages, while relevant, mostly focus on the person as an individual. Could English be the means to have a positive impact on our society or the world? How can we exploit the full potential of this language in our classrooms? In this session, we will go over these questions and we will identify opportunities in our lessons to help students become globally-aware agents of change.