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GISIG competition

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 […]

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Birmingham PCE 2016: Daring Creativity – Changing Education

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 […]

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Summary: War & Peace Issues Month

You can download our summary of the 2015 Issues Month below. A huge thanks to our Sylvia Ozbalt for collecting all these wonderful materials.  

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A Global Issue in the classroom: Migration

When it comes to global issues – and in the Global Issues SIG it really does – the topic of migration cannot be left unaddressed, especially in the light of what is currently happening in the world. But should we bring this controversial topic to the ELT classroom? Can we? Judging by the level of […]

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War & Peace Issues Month: How You Can Participate – SHARE HERE!

How you can participate October 2015 is IATEFL Global Issues SIG special event – War & Peace Issues Month! For the third year in a row, 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 […]

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War & Peace Issues Month 2015

We live in turbulent times. Conflict, fear, anger, loss… They are also times of compassion, action, hope and great strength. For the third year, we are holding a month-long online event. We invite teachers, teacher trainers and writers to contribute their ideas on applying themes connected to “War & Peace” to an English teaching context. […]

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GISIG Esther Lucas Scholarship

The scholarship is named in memory of one of the founders of the Global Issues Special Interest Group and aims to assist a teacher to attend the IATEFL 50th anniversary conference in Birmingham in 2016. It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship. The award consists of: registration for […]

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CyberBullying Webinar by Carol Rainbow

Webinar date and time: Saturday 14 March 2015 10:00 GMT Carol Rainbow B Phil Ed (hons), Advanced TEFL Cert, 360 degree safe trainer and assessor as well as a CEOP trained e-safety teacher / trainer. Carol lives and has taught in the UK for many years. She was an ICT Consultant for Oxfordshire LA working […]

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IATEFL Manchester Conference 2015

GISIG Track Day – @Central 6 Where’s the language? Spiraling teachable moments throughout a content-based curriculum Sylvia Ozbalt & Cristina Peralejo (University of British Columbia, ELI) Sustainability, civil society, global citizenship. Such topics are current and often personally relevant to instructors and students alike. But how do we keep the EAL classroom grounded in language […]

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Home & Shelter Issues month final SUMMARY

The month is over, but the resources live on right here! Resources by theme Certain themes, inter-related of course, seemed to resonate through Home & Shelter issues month. Discussions were accompanied by a lot of easily accessible online resources. This page is a collection of many of these, grouped by inter-related themes. For the complete […]

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