Module 1: Developing active pedagogies - English
Unit 1: Creating a variety of active teaching and learning strategies
The first Unit in Module 1 begins by examining how the teacher’s role and ways of working have developed over the years and what impact this is having on students’ learning and achievements. The notion of learning being an ‘active’ process is at the heart of this Unit and Module. It will ask you, as an English teacher, to examine what you currently do in your classroom through reflective exercises, and provide, through Case Studies and Activities based in the English classroom, a range of interactive strategies (such as brainstorming and working in pairs and groups) to make your teaching more active and engaging for students.
Unit 2: Exploiting the local environment as a learning resource
This Unit looks beyond the classroom to explore the local physical environment and the community as rich linguistic resources to enhance the active nature of teaching and learning English in school. The Unit’s Case Studies and Activities focus on different ways to use local resources, such as having English-speaking experts from the community to share their expertise with the students, stimulate their thinking and broaden their outlook. These approaches will show students how English is a real means of communication, rather than just another school subject.
Unit 3: The learner-centred, educationally stimulating classroom