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It’s not beautiful and it’s not noble

The death of critical pedagogy? It starts in Harrogate (not the death, but the thinking) On Wednesday afternoon, we sit and we listen to a talk that questions some of the basic foundations of our profession. The status quo, as it is on many initial teacher training...

Course book consensus? Not for me thanks!

Another brief report from the IATEFL conference in Liverpool last week, and this time I’d like to focus on the ELT Journal sponsored debate. The event saw Scott Thornbury proposing the motion: This house believes published course materials don’t reflect...

These are some things I would like to know…

I so wish I had been at Willy Cardoso’s talk at IATEFL last week, as when I arrived, it was the talk of IATEFL (those I spoke to and who spoke to me, anyway). I’m not entirely sure what follows is 100% related to what he talked about, all to do with...