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[Xmca-l] Re: Request for advice



I read that with great interest Helena, and also proud to see how many
different countries your "helpers" come from. We all had something
different to give.

Carol

On 9 January 2016 at 05:57, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> H
>
> Helena Worthen
> helenaworthen@gmail.com
> 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
> >>
> >>
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-- 
Carol A  Macdonald PhD (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher, Writer and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
alternative email address: tmacdoca@unisa.ac.za
*Behind every gifted woman there is often a remarkable cat.*