Adrian Underhill is a trainer, consultant, author and a speaker.
He is a past President of IATEFL, current IATEFL ambassador, and series editor of Macmillan Books for Teachers.
He is the author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, and Sounds: The Pronunciation App.
He is exploring the notion of humans as fundamentally ‘learning beings’,
and the role of improvisation, playfulness and intuition in learning, especially in complex and messy settings.
Sunday 19th of March at 16:00
the James Efstathios Alatis Plenary Presentation
"Jazz and the Dark Matter of Teaching"
Spontaneity and playfulness are essential to learning and creativity. And although improvisation
necessarily occurs everywhere in our lessons, our methodology does not recognize it as an essential
quality to be observed, discussed, critiqued, practised or improved. It influences everything yet remains invisible.
Thus I call improvisation the Dark Matter of teaching. This interactive talk offers a thinking frame for spontaneity
and improvisation, practical activities and discussion.
Adrian Underhill's interview to Matina Katseli for the TESOL Greece Newsletter, issue 132.
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