Vitall Project Video Ideas for Teaching & Learning Languages <br />A partnership approach to professional development of l...
Who? <br />Education Department, NUI Maynooth; <br />Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI); <br />Professional Developm...
What? <br />Open online archive of short video recordings<br />language teaching ideas<br />real classrooms in Ireland. <b...
Why? <br />Professional development of pre-service and in-service Modern Languages  teachers<br />Links to other language ...
How exactly? <br />Agreed  broadly the themes & list of teachers to be approached (based on ‘insider knowledge’)<br />Scho...
A forum for cooperation & dialogue: <br />within and between different language associations & subject depts. in schools<b...
Questions emerging? <br />How is innovative practice supported and encouraged in schools?<br />How is this captured and, i...
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Vitall: Video Ideas for Teaching and Learning Langauges

  1. 1. Vitall Project Video Ideas for Teaching & Learning Languages <br />A partnership approach to professional development of language teachers<br />Céline Healy, Kevin McDermott Angela Rickard & Karen Ruddock<br />ESAI Conference: 15th April 2011<br />
  2. 2. Who? <br />Education Department, NUI Maynooth; <br />Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI); <br />Professional Development Service for Teachers Languages Section (PDST);<br />PortlaoiseEducation Centre;<br />National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR) [project funding support];<br />Language teachers & learners. <br />
  3. 3. What? <br />Open online archive of short video recordings<br />language teaching ideas<br />real classrooms in Ireland. <br />
  4. 4. Why? <br />Professional development of pre-service and in-service Modern Languages teachers<br />Links to other language teachers (esp. lesser taught languages)<br />Encourage & support innovative, active methodologies <br />Capturing authentic classroom practice<br />Provide a focus for reflection & discussion of teaching & learning<br />
  5. 5. How exactly? <br />Agreed broadly the themes & list of teachers to be approached (based on ‘insider knowledge’)<br />Schools contacted, times agreed, etc. <br />Teachers’ ‘thinking about language teaching’<br />Living Theory <br />Appreciative inquiry<br />Recordings, edits, discussions, revisions… <br />Raising questions about what is ‘innovative’…<br />
  6. 6. A forum for cooperation & dialogue: <br />within and between different language associations & subject depts. in schools<br />Link pre-service and in-service language teachers and methodology lecturers <br />Establishing links among methodology lecturers across different Schools of Education <br />Students <br />Lecturers <br />Professional development of TP supervisors<br />Concrete samples of good practice<br />Value to other subjects/disciplines <br />
  7. 7. Questions emerging? <br />How is innovative practice supported and encouraged in schools?<br />How is this captured and, indeed, who defines innovative practice in the first place? <br />What informs the choice of topic for recording? <br />How do we reckon success or the educative value of the classroom interactions? <br />How are teachers facilitated to become critics of their own practice? <br />

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