Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dialogic Lesson Observation

[F]or Bakhtin, human existence, like language and meaning, is open-ended, always ‘yet-to-be’. Dialogue reflects and enacts these processes of becoming, whereas monologue (Bakhtin) and anti-dialogue (Freire) negate it. (Rule, 2010, p.934; with image, cited from http://gildedgreen.notart.org/bakhtin/unfinalizability.html) Dialogic Lesson Observation I am thinking … Continue reading

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Approaching AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 Section B

Approaching AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 Section B Talking about chain reactions and how our actions can have unforeseen consequences. On Friday morning’s Year 9 assembly, two Year 11 students representing the school’s charity committee came to introduce this … Continue reading

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Butterfly Reading

Like a butterfly, I read from book to book, from one book shop to another. In 70s southern Taiwan, summer heat lingered into late evenings. At nine o’clock in the evening, the stores began to shut, I put down my … Continue reading

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