16:15 pm – 17:00 pm
Education constantly changes, as does the demands made upon it and the expectations placed upon it’s teachers. Each day the world changes, what was satisfactory yesterday is obsolete today and in the history books tomorrow. In this presentation, we will look at the changes, the challenges, the reality and the failures that I have experienced as gringo English teacher during my 22 years of living and teaching in Peru.
Development, Innovations and Challenges in Education. My 22 Year Journey as a Peruvian English Teacher.
17:00 pm - 18:00 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!
Creating an Optimal Ecosystem for Language Learning
18:15 pm – 19:00 pm
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.
English as a Tool for Global Citizenship
16:00 pm – 17:00 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 shapes 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
17:00 pm – 18:00 pm
By bringing together socio-constructivist pedagogy, assessment validity, ecological linguistics, assessment for learning and learning-oriented assessment, we see the classroom as an ecosystem where the alignment of all the elements leads to better learning. In this session, we will explore how the way we integrate assessment into this ecosystem is crucial and will look at principles that enable us to make decisions with maximum impact
Eco-friendly assessment: when learning, teaching and testing become one
Using Communicative Strategies to Reach All Learners in the English Language Classroom.
18:15 pm - 19:00 pm
In an increasingly isolating world, where people spend hours attached to their mobiles without real face-to-face interactions, English teachers have a huge task: get students to communicate orally. During this interactive closing plenary session, teachers will reflect on common challenges in the classroom and engage in communicate strategies that can be implemented immediately. Come prepared to participate in this practical session.