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Presenter(s): Michael Brand Image of Michael Brand

In this webinar we untangle the theory behind mediation with clear, easy-to-understand examples and explain its importance in our increasingly connected world. We examine how to teach mediation using regular classroom activities as well as bespoke mediation tasks, with examples from the new adults course, Roadmap.

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Presenter(s): Tim Goodier Image of Tim Goodier

There is a growing recognition that the careers of the future will emphasise team work, creative collaboration and soft communication skills.

In this session we consider how the mediation can-do statements shine a light on soft skills in communication, and their relevance to educational pathways and employability.

We also look at how can-do statements for mediating texts can provide clear goals for synthesising and developing ideas from sources.

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Presenter(s): Amy Malloy Amy Malloy photo

In this third session, we’ll complete our understanding by looking at the third set of key concepts: acceptance of the present moment & compassion.

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Presenter(s): Amy Malloy Photo of Amy Malloy

In this second session, we develop our understanding by looking at the second key concept of curiosity and learning to observe thoughts and feelings without attachment.

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Presenter(s): Tim Goodier Image of Tim Goodier

This webinar explores the relevance of mediation for young learners and teens. We consider the rationale for focusing on mediation activities as part of lifelong learning, and step by step approaches that acknowledge literacy development and general competences.

We also explore how simple classroom routines can familiarise young learners with relevant principles, such as collaborating, presenting and explaining, and so lay the groundwork for the development of mediation skills over time.

We evaluate the relevance of mediation can-do statements to different age groups.

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

Employers are increasingly looking for self-starters who can be relied upon to manage their own time, plan and deliver work seamlessly.

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at some practical strategies that English teachers such as you, can use to not only get yourself more organised (which provides a better model for your students), but can also be used in regular classroom activities that help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

In many ways a successful class is a successful team. The very best classes involve students collaborating, contributing, encouraging, helping, listening, negotiating, managing conflict, planning, problem solving and sharing ideas: all teamwork skills.

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at a range of practical activities to help your class bond better as a group, help individual students to both identify personal strengths they can already bring to a team, and develop those abilities they are not yet confident about.

She also looks at ways of dealing with conflict in teams, and how you can teach students to deal with conflict appropriately and positively.

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Presenter(s): Tim Goodier Image of Tim Goodier

What is mediation in the CEFR?

This session introduces the broadened concept of mediation illustrated in the CEFR Companion Volume, and the insights it can provide for language learning and teaching. We look at how the new descriptors for mediation expand and clarify this concept and its relevance to the needs of 21st century language learners.

We then consider how mediation is already an integral part of the communicative classroom, and how a conscious focus on mediation can enhance the personalisation of learning in an 'action-oriented approach'. This is illustrated with some examples of relevant tasks and strategies.

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

In many organisations today, it is becoming more and more common for everyone in a team to be asked to take on some kind of leadership role. These kinds of skills are invaluable for both work and study, and will considerably enhance your students’ employability in the future.

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at ways in which you can integrate teaching or developing leadership skills into your usual classroom practice.

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