Presentations and Essays

Here is a selection of slides from presentations, workshops and webinars that I have given. Further down you can find some essays that I wrote at The University of Warwick (2011-12). You can download them via the links. It includes presentations relating to my research into the Mental Health of language teachers, two webinars given for the Learning Technologies Special Interst Group (2013, 2020), a presentation given in Brussels at The Image Conference (2019) and a guide to living in Riyadh, which I wrote for Bell Educational Trust back in 2010!

Presentations:

These are the slides from the workshop (webinar) given for the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group on 29 August 2020.  Drawing on the theories of constructivism and Flipped learning in online environments, this webinar took a look at best practice for teaching online using Blackboard Collaborate. This was designed to be a practical workshop where participants were invited to discuss effective ways of using the platform, including exploiting the use of breakout groups.  I drew on my recent experience of using the platform on an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course at the University of Sheffield, UK. However, the principles could be transposed to other forms of online or remote language teaching. It was beset with a few technical glitches and the system was overloaded at times, but I persevered nonetheless. A recording will be made available via the LTSIG YouTube channel.

This is a slide (image version only) of a Presentation given at the Image Conference, Brussels on 6 October 2019. Most of the clips that were shown are taken from the videos available from the tab at the top.

 

Click on the links on the following to download the slides:

IATEFL Conference, Liverpool, April 2019

IATEFL Liverpool 2019 Workshop

 

English UK Conference, Borough, London, January 2019

Looking after your teachers – Academic Managers Day

How to Stay Well in the Classroom – being mentally fit

 

ELT Malta Conference, October 2018

7th ELT Malta Conference Workshop

 

IATEFL Webinar, June 2018

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Mental Health Awareness (Training) for Employers within ELT

 

IATEFL Conference, Brighton, April 2018

IATEFL 2018 Talk Slides

 

International House Webinar, March 2018

Not available, but the recording is available by clicking on this link (Adobe Connect) or you can watch it on YouTube.

 

Slides for my Learning Technologies SIG webinar, September 2013

 

Article in the Learner Autonomy SIG newsletter, 2013

Essays:

If you want to read my full dissertation ‘Autonomy in Learning ICT and Web Tools for the English Language Teaching Classroom’ from 2012 this can be accessed via my ICT in ELT blog. which was an assessed module on my Masters at the University of Warwick.

 

Essay on a process of Peer or co-operative development and reflection from 2012

 

Lexis and Grammar essay from 2012

 

Second Language Acquisition essay from 2011

 

 

Professional Practice essay, 2012:

 

..and finally

A guide to living in Riyadh, which I put together for Bell Educational Trust, 2010:

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