IATEFL Webinars ‘Making more principle-led, quality materials’ | Heather Buchanan | 20th September, 1 p.m.
Date(s) - 20/09/2019
13:00 - 14:00
|Heather Buchanan – ‘Making more principle-led, quality materials’|
Most teachers and learners today are in the fortunate position of being surrounded by a wealth of materials, but quantity definitely does not ensure quality! How do we know if materials are pedagogically sound and in line with research findings? This webinar will address the following questions and use practical examples of materials and anecdotes from my own experience to illustrate each point. Where do teaching and learning principles come from? What are principle-led, quality materials? How can teachers and materials writers create such materials? How can we identify such materials? The webinar will end with ten top tips for identifying and developing principled, quality materials.
Heather Buchanan is a Lecturer in Language Education at the University of York, UK, where she leads the MA TESOL. An experienced teacher trainer/ educator, and co-author of Navigate B1+ (Oxford University Press), she is interested in all things materials, and is currently researching the process of materials writing.