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[Xmca-l] Re: Request for advice



Thank you, Helena.  Your summary is comprehensive and invites participation.
This whole thread has been an education for me.  It has provided a platform
for articulating practices with a wide range of practitioners, which has the
effect of "raising the bar" in a sense, lifting the discourse and level of
abstraction, while creating a more expansive framework for discussion. More
importantly, there are level markers, discipline codes, and international
"milestones" (research numbers are conspicuous), so I know more about the
world than I knew before. And thank you, XMCA. 

-----Original Message-----
From: xmca-l-bounces+vwilk=inf.shizuoka.ac.jp@mailman.ucsd.edu
[mailto:xmca-l-bounces+vwilk=inf.shizuoka.ac.jp@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf
Of Andy Blunden
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 11:19
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Request for advice

very well done, Helena.
Andy
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*Andy Blunden*
http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
On 9/01/2016 12:17 PM, Helena Worthen wrote:
> Hello -
>
> Thanks to everyone for the advice. I've compiled it and set it out to cool
in a post on my blog:
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https://helenaworthen.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/the-global-financial-crisis-a
nd-tdtu-classroom-teaching-methods/
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> I've listed many but not all of the people who responded, at the end of
the post. The How to Teach in English topic was not part of my original
assignment; they were just asking for "things teachers can do in the
classroom." But teaching in English is obviously the elephant in the dining
room, so I have slipped that in as as aspect of "teaching methods."
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> The audience for this is my Vietnamese colleagues, which may explain some
of the emphasis that will sound strange to US readers.
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> Thanks very much to people who have experience from other educational
systems (like Elinami from Tanzania, Carol from SA and Valerie from Japan --
I'm listing just a few as a teaser). There is probably a conference and a
bunch of journals that focus on the transition to teaching in English; what
an interesting topic! I would love to hear some comparative histories
critically presented. I know that people from ISO
(http://www.iso.org/iso/home/about/training-technical-assistance/standards-i
n-education.htm) are coming around and examining administrative proceses; do
they ever get into actual quality of classroom experience?
>
> Thanks again -- Helena
>
> Helena Worthen
> 21 San Mateo Road
> Berkeley, CA 94707
> hworthen@illinois.edu
> Vietnam blog is at: helenaworthen.wordpress.com
> 510-828-2745
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