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Sunday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop 4: Approaches to Teaching and Learning

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The target audience for this workshop is: high school teachers, heads of department

What does effective teaching and learning look like in the language acquisition classroom? How can students be encouraged to manage their own learning? This workshop will draw insights from the International Baccalaureate’s five approaches to learning (learning that develops thinking skills, social skills, communication skills, self-management skills and research skills) and six approaches to teaching (teaching that is inquiry-based, conceptually focussed, contextualised, collaborative, differentiated and informed by assessment). Although these approaches to teaching and learning underpin the key values and principles of IB pedagogy, they are also equally relevant to all language classes regardless of system or setting. In this workshop, time will not allow for a detailed exploration of all these approaches, so potential teaching ideas will be modelled using a focus on self-management skills and inquiry-based learning. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups in the guided exploration of scenarios that model how these approaches can be applied to participants’ own high school language lessons.

After attending your workshop, participants will be able to identify opportunities to use a range of Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the own high school language lessons.


Mary Garland

Trained in Australia as a teacher of French and German, I taught in the state systems in both Tasmania and Queensland before going to teach EFL in France From 2000-2013 I taught in Hong Kong (4 years in the local system teaching ESL) and 10 years in an international school teaching... Read More →

Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 1 Block A, Level 5

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