Academic Skills for Teacher Development
24th July – 29th July 2017
This course will familiarise you with current approaches and methods and skills needed in teaching Academic skills. The course will also examine cross-cultural and intercultural issues in Academic Skills with regards to teacher development.
This course will cover some or all of the following aspects:
This course aims to extend the participant’s understanding and critical awareness of academic skills and look at the following areas regarding academic skills for teacher development:
• Helping your students develop
• Integrated skills for effective lessons
• Differentiation – what is it and how to help your students
• Critical thinking
• Identifying academic skills
• Academic / non-academic writing
• Learner autonomy and independent learning Student generated teaching
• The Lexical Approach
• Using blended learning and on-line resources creatively
Basically this workshop aims to include and share lots of practical ideas and activities you could take back with you. Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.
Who is the program designed for:
This course is aimed at teachers working on or wishing to work on pre-sessional and insessional English courses at tertiary level or in contexts where English is needed for study purposes.