English Language Teaching Event

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  • Speaker:
    Paul Driver
  • Date and Time:
    28th April 2021, 09:30 - 10:30 BST (UTC+1)
    28th April 2021, 17:30 - 18:30 BST (UTC+1)

Did you miss my webinar on learner agency at ELTOC? Now you have another chance to attend! In this session we will explore the fundamental role of agency in learning and teaching. Drawing on both theory and practical examples, I will describe how pedagogy, assessment for learning, design and technology can become drivers and facilitators of teacher and learner agency. We will weigh the advantages and drawbacks of real-time versus asynchronous activities, discuss digital tools, and consider the changing role of the teacher. I will conclude with some tips and suggestions for designing opportunities for agency in your digital teaching practice.

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Overview

In this session we will explore the fundamental role of agency in learning and teaching. Drawing on both theory and practical examples, I will describe how pedagogy, assessment for learning, design and technology can become drivers and facilitators of teacher and learner agency. We will weigh the advantages and drawbacks of real-time versus asynchronous activities, discuss digital tools, and consider the changing role of the teacher. I will conclude with some tips and suggestions for designing opportunities for agency in your digital teaching practice.

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Speaker

Paul Driver is a Senior Learning Technologist at Anglia Ruskin University. He specializes in immersive virtual reality scenario creation and has an M.A. in Creative Media Practice in Education. He has 25 years of teaching experience and is an award winning educational materials writer, a teacher trainer, and a graphic designer. Paul has been nominated for four British Council ELTons Teaching Innovation Awards. In 2018, he received the national Learning Technologist of the Year Award from the UK Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Paul’s research interests include exploring the roles of technology, game design, play, and embodied cognition in the process of learning. Paul is a contributing author of this paper.

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28th April 2021, 09:30 - 10:30 BST (UTC+1) Register now


28th April 2021, 17:30 - 18:30 BST (UTC+1) Register now