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Mediation

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Presenter(s): Nick Laul, David Booth, Mike Mayor Presenters Nick Laul, David Booth and Mike Mayor

Progress in language learning – what is it and how can we measure it? How can we motivate learners to learn? So they can see the long-term benefits of learning a language. These are some of the fundamental questions facing language teachers, ever more so today with online and hybrid learning. What tools are there to help teachers? The discussion focuses on both traditional concepts of motivation and more recent developments in technology to support learning. This shines a light on the complex factors which underpin the psychology of progress.

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Presenter(s): Letizia Cinganotto Image of Letizia Cinganotto

In this webinar we provide hints and suggestions on how to plan, implement and assess activities aimed at fostering mediation, including the use of learning technologies.

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Presenter(s): Letizia Cinganotto Image of Letizia Cinganotto

In this webinar we describe the concept of mediation as highlighted in the latest Common European Framework of Reference - Companion Volume of the Council of Europe, from a global, intercultural and multilingual perspective, and explore how to teach mediation online.

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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): 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): 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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