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 allowing more space in teacher-training courses (listen to him talk about the session in an interview here), but it is what I’m thinking about…
Basically, I’d like to ask
my DOS/head of school
the principal at my college
politicians (Gove and Cameron, in particular)
What would they say in response to these questions
What is education? What is its purpose?
What is learning? Can you ‘see’ learning? ‘Measure’ learning? Really??
What is a language? How do you learn/acquire a language? What does this mean for teaching?
Above all: what accommodation has to be made in light of everything above?
Not asking too much, am I? 😉