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ELTons webinars: 2015 winner of the ELTon award for Excellence in Course Innovation
We are pleased to bring you a series of webinars showcasing ideas from the 2015 ELTons winning innovations. Here we present the 2015 winner of the ELTon award for Excellence in Course Innovation.
Theme: How can we keep our young learners actively involved in the classroom? How can we help them build the 21st century skills they require for success? The answer lies in a student-centred inquiry-based approach to learning, in which students think critically and creatively about the world around them. Teachers become partners on this journey, guiding and facilitating their students.
Using examples from their new primary course Oxford Discover, co-authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina demonstrate how inquiry-based learning stimulates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among students, encouraging them to use their language skills in productive and meaningful ways.
About the speakers - Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina are American ELT authors and teacher-trainers who have taught young learners in Japan for over 25 years. They are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and the 2015 ELTon award-winning Oxford Discover, courses for young learners published by Oxford University Press. Kathleen and Charles are active teachers who promote an inquiry-based approach to learning, where students develop English language fluency as they discover the world around them.
Visit the Oxford Discover web pages to find out more.