I’ve just written a guest post for Karenne Sylvester’s Kalinago English blog. It’s about what happened in my evening class last week. I won’t say too much here, as I’d really like you to go there, read the post and comment on the few questions I have asked.
You can read the post here.
For the uninitiated, dogme teaching is formed from the philosophy of a pedagogy of bare essentials. A very potted explanation of this means materials-lite teaching (not relying on coursebooks, handouts, technology, etc.), teaching that is student-centred and based on emergent grammar and forms.
Further suggested reading:
- Scott Thornbury on An A to Z of ELT http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/d-is-for-dogme/
- Dogme on Karenne’s Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com/search/label/dogme
- Dogme language teaching on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogme_language_teaching
- The Yahoo Dogme ELT Group set up and moderated by Thornbury http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dogme/ [now no longer open as a discussion group, but available as a resource]
Thanks, Karenne, for letting me post something on your site! 🙂