IH Journal of Education and Development

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Alex Zagorac article

In the times of the Ancient Greece and Rome, the purpose of memory techniques was to compensate for the scarcity of recording media, or even their complete absence - in which case memory techniques were supplemented with repetition techniques for permanent memorizing. That seems to be an ingredient we are missing today. The question is ...

Management matters column

You’ve been teaching for a while. You’ve done the Delta or the Trinity Diploma. You want to move out of being in the classroom full-time but don’t fancy spending the rest of your life as a teacher trainer or writing materials. You’ve got a lot to offer, and you could definitely do a better job ...

Paulina column

Monday, 7:15am. Outside, the sun is shining beautifully. ‘Should be a nice day’, the thought just crosses my mind, when the deafening, shrill sound of fire alarm interrupts my morning routine. I run out of my room, down the stairs and to the fire panel, thankful I had at least managed to put on some ...

Daphne Vallas column

En tant qu’enseignante basée au Royaume-Uni mais éduquée en France, le dilemme persiste quant aux concepts de « détention du savoir » (ownership of knowledge) et « facilitation de la transmission du savoir » (facilitation of knowledge). Veuillez pardonner l’imperfection de la traduction : elle est le lot de tout enseignant de FLE formé en pays anglo-saxon cherchant à transposer ...

Anette Igel column

Drill scheint im DAF-Unterricht verpönt zu sein. Für viele trägt das Wort allein schon viele negative Assoziationen, entweder tatsächlich mit der Vorstellung wir drillen unsere LernerInnen wie Soldaten, oder aber mit eigenen Erfahrungen aus dem Fremdsprachenunterricht in der Schule. Der Begriff wird oft auch noch in Zusammenhang mit der „Schwarzen Pädagogik“  gesehen, ein Begriff der ...

Peter Frey article

1. Introduction and Contextual Background According to the Doha News on 2 October, 2014, Qatar’s population had reached 2,187,326. This increase is sustained by an annual growth rate of 7.48%. As development continues at a rapid pace in preparation for the 2022 World Cup and 2030 National Vision, client requests for English language training are ...

Sam Lanchbury article

Film in Action by Kieran Donaghy, Delta Publishing You've just walked out of class and your Director of Studies calls you into their office to discuss a problem - a complaint by one of your student's angry parents no less. What have you done wrong? Have you been setting enough homework? Are you playing too ...

Nati Gonzalez article

Being trained to train: Is it necessary? Many teachers become engaged in training when their boss approaches them and tells them: “Okay, you´ve done your DELTA or you´ve been teaching here for many years: let´s make you a Coordinator, Assistant Director of Studies, etc. However, rarely do we get training on how to conduct these activities. ...

Welcome to the June 2015 issue of the IH Journal! Earlier in the year we conducted a poll of IH Journal users and asked you what you would like to see more of in the IH Journal. Thank you to everyone who took part, your input was very useful and we have taken it account when ...