Get ahead and plan your future PD!

Communities of Practice: Arts Based Pedagogy

When: 24 March, 15:00 AEDT
Type: In-person Workshop
Registration: $10
CPD Points: 10

Arts based pedagogy in English language teaching (ELT) incorporates visual and performing arts into the learning process to engage students in a creative and dynamic way. This approach recognizes the power of art to foster critical thinking, cultural awareness, and emotional intelligence. By using art as a tool for language development, students can experience the joy of expression and build a deeper connection to the language. Arts based pedagogy also encourages collaboration, communication, and the development of intercultural competencies, making it an effective and enriching addition to any ELT curriculum.

Drama is a powerful tool that can be used in English language teaching (ELT) to help students develop their language skills and cultural awareness in a fun and engaging way. Drama activities such as role-plays, improvisations, and scripted scenes can provide students with opportunities to practice their language skills in meaningful and authentic contexts. It can also help students build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills, while promoting collaboration, social interaction and keeping students engaged and motivated. 

This Arts Based Pedagogy Community of Practice (COP) Workshop is for teaching professionals who would like to embed the arts and drama into their teaching repertoire. The workshop will shine a spotlight on the benefits of alternative teaching methods in the ELT classroom and provides participants with a supportive structure to begin their journey into the world of the arts in ELT. 

Topics up for investigation in this COP include 

·      the power of the arts and drama in teaching 

·      reflective self-assessment 

·      further professional development opportunities

So, what are you waiting for? Book your place here to avoid disappointment!

Call for Abstracts

Going Glocal: Embracing ELT Communities of Practice

NEAS would like to hear from business owners, managers, Directors of Studies, teachers, education agents, service providers and students who have engaged with communities of practice to enhance their understanding and experience of Glocalisation.

  1. What does glocalisation mean to you? How have you experienced this in your workplace or classrooms?
  2. What communities of practice have you engaged with in the last twelve months and how has this enhanced your practice?
  3. What can NEAS do to promote further independent, industry-led, specialist Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching and Going Glocal?

If you are interested in applying to present at the 2022 NEAS Management Conference you can register your interest here.

Alternatively if you are ready to apply and provide your abstract you can do so here.