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Creative Feedback

Creative Feedback

Time-consuming? Mind-numbing? Soul-destroying? Having spent too many hours marking this last holiday I’ve been thinking hard about the sort of feedback teachers give or enable and how useful it may or may not be.  Whilst it is now widely agreed that feedback is crucial in second-language learning, there is less agreement concerning what sort of…

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Skullbloggery

Skullbloggery

The sun has finally come out here in the Cévennes in the South of France and holidays suddenly seem not so far away. I have a feeling the length of my posts will shorten as temperatures go up. Watch this space… I have got down to the nitty-gritty of creating the on-line course since I…

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Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

This week, finishing off a call for communications entitled Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging. An attempt to have one’s Cake and Eat it, I used the opportunity to clarify my aims for my intended on-line, distance learning blogging course. Basically, the course intends to use blogging to practise students’ English skills, in such a manner…

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