CEVRE COLLEGE 14th ELT CONFERENCE
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN IN ELT
14TH ELT CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 24TH 2018
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
To all the teachers who travels in the road not taken,
Robert Frost illustrates the process of decision making and acceptance of its outcomes. As English language teachers we do not have any single second to focus on lost opportunities. We take the road in which we avoid clichés and conventional methods.
There is no doubt that human brain likes curiosity. If a student’s curiosity is stimulated at the beginning of a school day, won’t it help them better to absorb information all day long? How can we cultivate students’ ability to think deeply and critically?
Instant diversity and likely divergence from Frost’s yellow wood will lead us to engaged learners, and a real shot at permanent learning. This is not merely about creating something new but amplifying the effect of an existing, core experience by implementing the right stimulating techniques which will make the journey of learning engaging.
A learner at play is a signal that there is a comfortable mind focused on a fully-internalized goal. Achieving this in a classroom is possible through setting up an atmosphere to promote quality to visualize, to conceive ideas, to understand using their intuitions, their imaginations, and to look beyond “what is” to the more subtle implications.
A teacher has the power to foster sweet ambition and envision strategies to glide on the roads not taken by actuating well thought-out mentoring, peer-to-peer modelling, project-based learning and a genuine “need to know.”
So let’s take the road less travelled by to make all the difference.
08:30 – 09:30 Check-in
09:30 – 09:45 Opening
09:45 – 11:15 Plenary 1- PAUL SELIGSON (Oxford University Press)
11:15 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:25 Concurrent Sessions
12:25 – 13:25 Lunch
13:25 – 13:40 Plaque Ceremony
13:40 – 15:10 Plenary 2 – J.J. WILSON (Pearson Education)
15:10 – 15:30 Raffle