Continuing Professional Development, Workshop

Andrea Dawson (Slovakia)

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Am I a good teacher?

The workshop is ideal for those interested in teacher self-development and self-improvement. Looking in the imaginary mirror, we will examine how self-reflection and self-evaluation contribute to the effectiveness of our teaching. A gallery of mirrors on the wall will be created, portraying our reflections of what it takes to be a good 21st century foreign language teacher. Ideas of Woodward, Scrivener, Petlák or Hupková will be shared to inspire further introspection and willingness to grow.

Andrea Dawson teaches English for specific purposes at the Institute of Communication and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. She holds a Master´s degree in teaching English language and Music and a Doctor of Pedagogy degree in teaching English language and literature. In addition to language teaching she has been actively involved in Teacher Training and Teacher Development and since 2000 delivered results of her work in the field at numerous educational events in Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Croatia, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD. degree in Language Pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia.

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