There is little doubt that print literacy will remain a key competence in the future, but there is also little doubt that other kinds of literacies will grow in importance. The ability to analyse moving images, to talk about how they work, to evaluate moving image texts critically and competently can be termed film literacy. […]
I can provide engaging and dynamic talks and presentations for conferences and events as well as professional development sessions for your institution. The talks detailed in this section were written as 60 or 90 minute sessions, but I can adapt them to create workshops of up to four hours. All my talks and presentations are grounded in my extensive experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. Here is a selection of talks and workshops that I have given recently. However, I have many more and am always developing new sessions, so please get in touch if there is a particular topic within my area of expertise that you’re interested in.
Educators have long been aware of the power of images. Numerous experiments have proven that subjects learn and remember material that is concrete (imagery-related) better than that which is abstract. Critical understanding of images is becoming an integral part of literacy, and the spread of digital technologies means that the ability to make and manipulate […]
For years, language teachers have recognised that older learners may require learning events that are different in design and content from those provided for younger learners. In this session we will consider how we can adapt methodology and material to the needs of older language learners, and how we can maximise the language learning of […]