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Professional Development Workshops OUP Russia

25th March 2020, 2:30 - 4:00pm MSK (UTC +3)
Impossible is Nothing. The Amazing Power of 'Not Yet'
We all believe that student and teacher motivation is important in successful language learning and teaching. However, when students are not motivated, what can we do about it? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss “Growth Mindset” and the impact it is having on student and teacher attitudes to learning in America and around the world. You will come away with answers to the following questions. What is “Growth Mindset”? Why should I know about it? Is it actually relevant to teaching and learning English? And how can having a “Growth Mindset” help learners and teachers work towards better results? Simple, practical “Growth Mindset” techniques for the Young Learners classroom will be provided.


Edmund Dudley - I am a freelance teacher, trainer, and author, based in Budapest. I have been teaching since 1992 at both secondary and upper-primary levels. My main areas of interest are teaching teenagers, working with mixed-ability groups, and using literature in the ELT classroom. I’m also interested in training trainers. I am the co-author of Mixed-Ability Teaching (2015, OUP) and the author of ETpedia Teenagers (2018, Pavilion). I have also written materials for the Teaching English to Teenagers online OTA course, and contributed materials to several OUP coursebooks, including English Plus SB and Insight TB. I have worked as a trainer and speaker for OUP in more than 25 countries. I am a skilled and confident conference speaker, comfortable in front of large audiences and also good at communicating with smaller groups. I am an OTA Trainer Trainer, and an experienced webinar speaker and trainer on OTA courses. Each summer I am a tutor at the English Language Teachers’ Summer Seminar held at Exeter College, Oxford. Working closely with teachers from so many different contexts has been an ongoing source of professional inspiration to me. As a trainer, I understand the importance of rapport, adaptability, and sensitivity to the here-and-now.

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