Monthly Archives: August 2017

So how far can you study the culture without studying the language?

Anecdote 1 “So, what did you think of England?” I asked my Japanese student who had just visited England for the first time, staying with a family to practise English. “It’s a bit like Japan”, came the unexpected answer. I … Continue reading

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Metacognition and eduspeak – a distraction

The following post by the Quirky Teacher got me thinking. https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/do-the-children-know-what-were-going-on-about/ It seems to me that there are ideas in education which are “simply assumed to be effective by circular argument”, to quote Kevin Stannard. Learning styles was one such … Continue reading

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