The relationship between school and students in the covid-19 pandemic

Research reveals the technological and pedagogical challenges imposed by the replacement of face to face classes by remote activities

A scale to guide English learning

How the English language tests to be applied by Pisa in 2025 can be a tool for improving public policies and practices for teaching the language in Brazil

Scope & Sequence: final years of Elementary School – English language

The Scope & Sequence describes and organizes the learning objectives, skills and knowledge to be addressed in the final years of Elementary School and in High School, as indicated by the Common National Curricular Base (BNCC), demonstrating equivalences with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) descriptors. It also presents a suggestion for a logical sequence and progression development within the same year, in the case of the final years of Elementary School, and within the [...]

Developing lower secondary learners’ awareness of cultural diversity through projects

In today’s highly interconnected world, contact with different cultures is increasingly frequent. The 21st century skills framework highlights social and cross-cultural skills, the importance of respecting cultural differences and communicating effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Considering that lower secondary learners are still developing the ability to consider diverse perspectives and that this occurs significantly in mid-adolescence, lower [...]

A framework to assess teenage learners’ performance via project work

Projects are often listed among alternative tools for assessment, especially when talking about teenagers. The reason for this seems to be clear, as project work is potentially motivating, stimulating and challenging, allowing learners to show what they can do. Besides, it generates a lot of data, and is therefore a rich tool to gather evidence of learners’ production and of learning. In this article, Leticia Moraes gives some insights on possible ways of approaching the assessment of [...]

Integrating projects into teenage classes

The idea of using project-work with teenagers is not new and it seems it will be around for a while. This popularity did not come by accident; after all, projects have a number of benefits for the learning process and for the development of the teenager as a whole. Since different schools and language institutes have different procedures, teaching beliefs and syllabus to be followed, the teaching context itself may raise different issues related to the successful implementation of projects. [...]

Projects methodology favours the authentic use of language and empowers students

In the different stages of work and interaction with colleagues, students practise listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in a natural and meaningful way.

Edutopia

Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education. We show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world. On the website you can find resources to help you implement six transformational strategies: project-based learning, social and emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated studies, and technology integration. Edutopia is part of George Lucas [...]

Introducing Amy Winehouse in the English class

This teaching unit was designed as the final work for Literatura Inglesa III course. Amy Winehouse’s songs approach many issues that I, as a teacher to be, find very important to discuss in class, such as toxic/abusive relationships, romantic disappointments, and drug addiction. Introducing these topics in the class is also following some instructions presented […]