Teaching tips: A combination of theory and practice
Date: Tuesday 1 March
When writing Penny Ur’s 100 Teaching Tips, I found that with almost every tip I was dealing also with some level of theoretical thinking; and this got me thinking about the relationship between theory and practice. Bottom line: we need them both; and teaching tips provide a very useful bridge between them. I’ll explain what I mean in this webinar, with plenty of practical examples.
Penny was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MA). She emigrated to Israel in 1967, where she still lives today. Penny has thirty years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught M.A. courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University. Penny has presented papers at TESOL, IATEFL and various other English teachers’ conferences worldwide. She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series. Her books include Discussions that Work (1981), Five Minute Activities (co authored with Andrew Wright) (1992), A Course in Language Teaching (1996/2016), and Grammar Practice Activities (2nd Edition) (2009), all published by Cambridge University Press.
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