HELTA Workshop: Evidence-Based Techniques – Russ Mayne

  • October 8, 2022
  • 10:00 to 12:30
  • online


Russel Mayne

10:00 – 12:30 (CET)

This workshop looks at teaching techniques which have a sizable body of research to support their use. We will start by looking at the value of an evidence-based approach to teaching languages and then examine the evidence for a number of techniques and approaches in the classroom, focusing on three areas with a large amount of research to back them up. We will also examine practices which arguably do not have a robust justification for their use

There will also be a chance for participants to get some tips on how to find and be a good consumer of research. We will also look at some research and consider the concepts of cognitive load and the importance of background knowledge. While some of the techniques suggested may seem like common sense teaching practices, I will argue they are not always embraced or fully implemented by teachers.

Russ Mayne is an assistant Professor at International University of Japan (IUJ). He is interested in evidence-based teaching, research, and meta-research. He has written several articles and has given talks on how research can inform teaching. Recently, with Carol Lethaby and Patricia Harries, he co-authored An Introduction to Evidence-based Teaching in the Language Classroom.

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Free for HELTA and other ELTA members in Germany
10 EUR for non-members

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