Teaching Is An Art Form

Event Date: 27th January 2024 Abstract: When we think of artists, we usually think of painters, musicians, or actors, we do not think of teachers. However, teaching well requires every bit as much skill as these other professions. The presenter of this session is a...

Teacher Wellbeing and Professional Development

Event Date: 8th December 2023 Abstract: Teacher wellbeing has finally been receiving increased recognition for its importance in effective teaching and learning; a process accelerated due to the experiences and after-effects of the pandemic. In this talk, we unpack...

Mentoring Action Research Experiences

Event Date: 30th October 2023 Abstract: Research has taken a relevant role in language teachers´ trajectories. Specifically, Action Research (AR) as it offers novice researchers a clear direction and purpose and it might have an immediate impact on teaching. AR seems...

Thinking about Critical Thinking

Event Date: 13th May 2023 Abstract: With the proliferation of fallacious arguments, “fake news,” and untrustworthy sources in today’s multimedia landscape, critical thinking skills are vital not only in one’s native language, but also when engaged in...

Research and Teaching: A Teacher’s Perspective

Event Date: 15th April 2023 Abstract: The place of research as a source of professional knowledge for the teacher has been controversial. At one extreme, there are those who would claim that it is basic and essential; at the other are those who see it as relatively...