Spontaneity: What are they afraid of?

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In this video ELT author and trainer Luke Meddings examines the barriers to and limits of spontaneity in the classroom.

Luke’s talk is inspired by his own TEFL journey and the development of de-centered social and political protest, from May 1968 on the streets of Paris to the events of the Arab spring in more recent years.

He champions Dogme pedagogy and teaching unplugged as tools to counter the results driven culture that has taken hold in both state and private education.

The views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the views of International House London.

Teacher development sessions at IH London

This video is part of series featuring well known figures from the world of ELT talking at IH London's teacher development sessions

About Luke Meddings

Luke Meddings is an award-winning author, trainer and international speaker. In 2000 he co-founded Dogme ELT with Scott Thornbury, and their book Teaching Unplugged (Delta, 2009) won a British Council ELTon award in 2010.

Since then Luke has trained extensively, and in 2011 set up independent e-publishing collective The Round with Lindsay Clandfield. Their book, 52: A year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom, was published in 2012.

Luke Meddings speaking at IH London

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