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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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Coming soon – a special online event

The IATEFL Global Issues SIG and Learning Technologies SIG are putting together an exciting month-long online event. The format will be a series of audio episodes, almost like a weekly radio show. Each episode will feature a full interview with an expert in the field of technology discussing different problematic aspects of edtech and global […]

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Manchester PCE – 10 April, 2015 @Central 6

Debate, discussion, dialogue: triggers for change Date: Friday 10th April, 2015 Facilitators: Scott Thornbury & Margit Szesztay The day will be a series of workshops focusing on how to get the most out of oral interaction with EFL groups in secondary school classrooms, higher education seminars and adult education contexts. Our main focus will be on […]

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WEBINAR: Graham Stanley – Plan Ceibal English in Uruguay

  Graham Stanley is currently project manager of Ceibal English for the British Council, working in Montevideo, Uruguay. Previously to this, he worked many years for the British Council Young Learner Centre in Barcelona, Spain as well as being social media manager for the British Council English websites (LearnEnglish, TeachingEnglish, LearnEnglish Kids, LearnEnglish Teens). He was project manager for the British […]

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Home & Shelter Issues Month 2014

OCTOBER 2014 is HOME & SHELTER ISSUES MONTH with the GI SIG! Where do you come from? Why did you come here? Can you describe your house? What is your family like? Some of the questions many of us use as staples in our English classes. And for many of our students the answers are […]

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[WEBINAR] Luke Prodromou: The Dickensian Turn

How does our work in ELT relate to wider social and economic issues? What does it mean to be a language teacher with a critical perspective in our digital age? Let’s discuss these issues together at this free virtual event open to all! October 20, 2013 UTC 9:00 Watch the recording here: About the presenter […]

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Food issues month – October 2013

OCTOBER 2013 is FOOD ISSUES MONTH with the GI SIG! There are few things as universal to the human condition as food. What we eat, when we eat, how we prepare it are central to our existence. Food vocabulary is something language teachers do on a regular basis. But what about other global issues relating […]

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Pre-Conference Event 2014: More than a game – socially conscious simulations and role plays for the language teacher

More than a game – socially conscious simulations and role plays for the language teacher Harrogate UK, 1 April 2014 The Global Issues SIG PCE in 2014 takes as its focus the area of ‘games’ as a means to practice English while raising awareness about social issues. We have three great sessions by award-winning authors […]

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Report: GSIG Pre-Conference Event. Liverpool, Monday 8 April 2013

Helen Strong reports on the Global Issues SIG’s Pre-Conference Event which took place in the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool on Monday 8 April 2013 Download a PDF of this article here Not having attended a GISIG event before, I was drawn to the theme of this PCE and to its curious title of “Unlearning learnt […]

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