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Cans of Worms and Rotten Parsnips: My IATEFL 2017 presentation

April 7, 2017

If you click the link below you should be able to download a version of the presentation I gave at IATEFL on 6th April 2017 in Glasgow. This version includes the powerpoint slides I used with an accompanying audio recording. As usual, I’d be happy to receive comments below.

IATEFL 2017 presentation with audio

  1. michaelmcshane1971 permalink

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for this.

    I’ll get the video off this phone and get it to you. It may be on a stick though, after the hols.

    ATB, Mick

  2. Anne Carmichael permalink

    Yes, very commercial, almost all of which I managed to avoid in the exhibition. In fact the best chat I had was at the Glasgow City College desk! The timing is not great for Scottish teachers to be released to attend, which is a pity, so I hope schools and colleges will be using the online videos for CPD in the weeks to come.
    Regarding the Parsnips, it was great to hear a bit of real controversy from you, and necessary not to shut this type of discussion down. I suspect that such topics are sometimes raised more often than we might think in classes. Possibly also in the canteens after lessons. Giving students a voice – cans of worms, yes, but necessary. I remember talking about the Palestinian problems with some passionate young lads many years ago. Next thing, I was receiving pamphlets from the PLO with awful photos of atrocities which I had to hide from my then young children! They only stopped coming when the PLO headquarters were blown up. I’ve never tried to go to Israel, but do wonder if I’m on a blacklist somewhere.
    I took some photos of the audience at your talk, which was very well attended – people standing and sitting on the floor! I’ll forward them when I can find your email address.

  3. Thanks for sharing!

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