To close with a flourish, week four of our Issues Month was absolutely varied, interesting striking. Leo shared a poem: Equality – He for She by Shannon PerryCrawley Some lines which stay in our minds: You should have the right to express your emotions and be what you please, You should not be pulled back […]
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Week 3 of our Gender Issues Month proved to be just as productive and fruitful as Weeks 1 and 2. On our GISIG website, Julietta shared a ready lesson on Shakespeare’s The taming of the shrew, which inspired a nice collection of gender-themed poems and films. In response to Julietta’s lesson plan, Bill shared his own experience with teaching […]
We kicked off Week 2 with a highly engaging post from Bill on the Good Lad Initiative. For those unfamiliar with this, it highlights ‘positive masculinity’ and the way in which men and boys talk about women. This is in direct relation to the recent debates around Donald Trump’s verbal treatment of women and his […]
We’ve had a lot of great contributions in our first week, both on our GISIG website and on the linked Facebook page, and are very lucky that MAWSIG are supporting our Issues Month this year! As language teachers, we are probably all interested in the way language changes to accommodate social changes and to start talking […]
James Mitchell Privilege, Power, and Intersectionality: Awareness of Ourselves in Our Teaching Practices Abstract Intersectionality, the study of how social identities (e.g., race, gender, class, sexuality) overlap, has only recently emerged as a topic of discussion in TESOL, and can aid teachers in their understanding of oppression, privilege, and power. This presentation will explore the […]
How you can participate October 2016 is Gender Issues Month! Yet again, we are holding a month-long online event. This is an asynchronous event, developed with the aim of sharing ideas about teaching English with a conscience, this year through the lens of “Gender”. We would like to provide a platform where we can come together as […]
We’re all aware of global conflicts and the impact that these can have directly on students’ education. We read daily about the lives of people that have been turned upside down by instability in their communities. How are teachers and trainers managing in these challenging circumstances? Furthermore, what can we do in our classrooms to raise our […]
GISIG is organising a competition to write an article of 500 – 1000 words on the topic ‘Global Issues in the ELT classroom’. Prizes will be: free attendance at our GISIG PCE in Glasgow for one GISIG member, and free membership for a year of GISIG for one IATEFL member who is not a GISIG […]
Global Issues SIG & The Creativity Group joint event IATEFL PCE at Birmingham – 12 April 2016 Speakers and facilitators include: Susan Barduhn, Peter Medgyes, Chaz Pugliese, Malu Sciamarelli, Margit Szesztay, and Adrian Underhill. The PCE explored the way creativity can act as a catalyst for fundamental change in education. In particular, we focused on […]
You can download our summary of the 2015 Issues Month below. A huge thanks to our Sylvia Ozbalt for collecting all these wonderful materials.
- IATEFL Brighton 2018 – GISIG related Talks and Workshops April 16, 2018
- Global Issues in an Uncertain World April 8, 2018
- GISIG is now a ‘Friend of EVE’ April 7, 2018
- Africa TESOL Pre Conference Event March 28, 2018
- Global Issues Showcase Day, IATEFL Brighton March 16, 2018
- Bill Templer: Last October, Dakar hosted a high-level meeting on...
- Linda: I hope to meet you at our pre-conference event, Ou...
- Bill Templer: A great poem to go with the theme of tolerance and...
- Bill Templer: Here interviews from the IATEFL conference, some o...
- Bill Templer: This by Anastasia Khodakova, based at Tula State U...