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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

“Research and Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning in the light of the Creative Schools”




“Research and Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning in the light of the Creative Schools”

Innovations in ELT in Secondary Schools

                My new book has a theoretical-empirical character and was published two years ago at university in Poland. It contains the guide how to implement the innovations in teaching English as a foreign language in alternative schools worldwide. The theoretical part contains definitions of “innovation”, accompanied by theoretical basis of teaching English as a foreign language, structure and organization of teaching English in a secondary school system worldwide. The second part of theoretical part contains innovative character of teaching and learning English in the theory of “creative schools” worldwide as well as it sheds a light to neurolinguistics basis of acquiring English as a foreign language in the light of well world-known linguistic specialists.
The book is available at a French site of amazon.com.fr https://www.amazon.fr/Innowacje-edukacji-angielskiego-ogolnoksztalcacych-tworczej/dp/8362495871
and Polish Scientific Association (PWN) website https://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/autor/Agata-Sowinska,a,747226154.

A short note from the book:

The school and education system requires both stabilization and change. Stabilization is needed in a systematic and well thought out implementation of the pupil's education and training, to the extent of his personal capabilities and the needs of the modern world. The change involves optimizing the educational process and seeking answers to the many challenges faced by modern man and society. The changes are institutional, top-down, sometimes referred to as reform. But there are bottom-up changes, formalized and non-formal, initiated by individual teachers or teacher teams, such as Dalton teacher teams. Their didactic and educational activity breaks stereotypes, giving the educational process a creative dimension, inspiring pupils to engage more in their own development and effectiveness. Creative change is an extremely desirable innovation not only in today's economic and social life, but also in school. What's more, it is accessible to any creative teacher implementing innovative methods within Dalton Plan during English lessons. Such methods are based on three basic factors of Dalton Pedagogy, which are : liberty, responsibility and cooperation. These three factors are basic in implementing innovative methods of ELT with pupils. Among those methods are definitely the one deriving teaching techniques based on multiple intelligences in English Language Teaching, especially designed exercises and tailored to the linguistic abilities and needs of pupils…….”

 





Saturday, 22 September 2018

Certyfying Scheznhen International Dalton School apeared in Schenzhen city news website



Roel Rohner is giving a speech on the importance of implementing dalton pedagogy. 

Mr. Liangsham Mei, the director of the school is giving a speech.

An official certificate of the Dalton International Research Platform was handed in during the ceremony.

A ceremony of certyfying teachers as "International Dalton Teacher".

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The new Dalton international research from Austria's Sternschule, author: Ruth Knox

The new Dalton International  research is conducted currently in Austria. The research is conducted in association with the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich and concerns English language Teaching and Learning with Dalton elements (using House, Lab, Assignment, Freedom, Cooperation, Respect). The program derives a lot of elements from the Original Dalton Plan by Helen Parkhurst, such as "pocket interests"- special calls.

The main structure of the program will be presented during the conference in Deventer. The period of study, implementation and research: 2018.






Tuesday, 11 September 2018

POSTGRADUATE DALTON STUDIES


Postgraduate studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,  Poland:

Alternative Education in the field of Dalton Plan
The studies are for teachers and educators interested in supporting independent, responsible, cooperative and reflective functioning of pupils. They prepare for work in kindergartens and schools implementing the pedagogical objectives of the Dalton Plan. Studies are an attractive offer for teachers looking for non-standard, innovative educational solutions, a unique methodology and an individualized and holistic approach to students.

Studies are made in cooperation with Dalton International in the Netherlands and the Polish Dalton Association.
The chair of the studies: Professor Renata Michalak, University of Poznan, member of Dalton International Research Platform

Curriculum of the studies:

 Modules:

• Psycho-pedagogical basics of development

• Model of modern education

• Dalton Plan in the context of reformed educational activities at home and abroad

• Pedagogical value of the Dalton Plan

• The Dalton teacher

• Shaping the competence of cooperation

• Distribution of tasks and monitoring of educational processes

• Methodology of work at Dalton kindergarten

• Methodology of work at Dalton school

• Practical projects

• Internships at Dalton sites



Studies provide the graduates with a certificate “International Dalton Teacher” from Dalton International foundation from The Netherlands,

For more information visit the website: http://wse.home.amu.edu.pl/podyplomowe/edukacja_alternatywna_w_zakresie_planu_daltonskiego/