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[Xmca-l] Re: Request for advice

Now I'm starting to regret not thanking everyone; I think I skipped over people that I couldn't link to some particular country or university. 

A number of people contributed off-list; their comments might be appropriate now.


Helena Worthen
Vietnam blog: helenaworthen.wordpress.com

On Jan 9, 2016, at 10:27 AM, valerie A. Wilkinson wrote:

> 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
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> *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:
> https://helenaworthen.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/the-global-financial-crisis-a
> nd-tdtu-classroom-teaching-methods/
>> 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."
>> The audience for this is my Vietnamese colleagues, which may explain some
> of the emphasis that will sound strange to US readers.
>> 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