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ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΙΕΣ: Οδηγίες προς ναυτιλομένους

            «Δεν υπάρχει μεγαλύτερη ανισότητα από την ίση μεταχείριση άνισων ανθρώπων»   Το σχολείο, το γνωρίζουμε βέβαια όλοι μας, είναι μια τεράστια πρόκληση για όλους τους μαθητές, όλων των επιπέδων. Μια πρόκληση, που ο κάθε μαθητής θα πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσει με την αναμενόμενη επιτυχία. Κάποιοι μαθητές όμως...

TEFL in Greece

From needs analysis to curriculum development.   For the last four decades, in order for somebody to be considered employable in Greece, all they needed to present was a certification to prove English acquisition of some level from B2 to C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to score qualification points for the...

Teachers’ Assessment: Can students’ end of the year feedback empower the identity of back to school - teachers?

  By Vassilakou Evangelia  Introduction/The big questions   Typically, there have been two main approaches to teacher evaluation, namely the practice-based assessment referring to classroom observations by experienced peer teachers and the teacher value-added assessment based on students’ test scores. Students’ evaluation of teachers also occurs...

English for Academic Purposes: EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

      Features of EAP Courses   Language skills   As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students for the very specific purpose of university study and life at an English-speaking context through specific environments and...

How can I become a better teacher? A review of teacher development approaches

Undoubtedly, change is inevitable in today’s life. Since development means change and growth, can outside change become the motive to personal development? Defining the term teacher development, it is “the process whereby teachers’ professionality and/or professionalism may be considered to be enhanced (Evans, 2010, p. 131) and professionality in turn...

Διαφοροποιημένη διδασκαλία: Προσαρμόζοντας τη διδασκαλία στις διαφορετικές ανάγκες των μαθητών

  Η παραδοσιακή διδασκαλία παραμένει στο κύριο μέρος  της μια προσπάθεια μεταφοράς και μεταβίβασης γνώσεων σε τάξεις όπου οι μαθητές θεωρούνται αδιαφοροποίητος ομοιογενής πληθυσμός (Koutselini & Persianis, 2001). Όμως, όλες οι τάξεις ήταν ανέκαθεν μεικτές ως προς το μαθησιακό στυλ και πολύ περισσότερο σήμερα είναι μεικτές ως προς την επίδοση  των...

Breaking the Fourth Wall in Teaching

When Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) sits on the bench offering chocolates to the listeners of his life story while this story is unfolded before viewers’ eyes, Forest breaks the so-called fourth wall convention.   By Dimitris Maroulis, AdvDipEd – MEd – EdDoctorate   Fourth wall is a convention that best describes the relationship between the stage action...