Conclusion: The Post-methods Era PostMgter.

Marina Falasca 2010

and now we're in the post-methods era. but to what extent can one be eclectic? How much of all known methods and/or approaches should an English teacher use and follow in his/her teaching? . Is the absence of A Method a method in itself? Some people talk about eclecticism.Introduction Many people involved in teaching English as a second or foreign language believe that the age of methods is well over.

compare and contrast the notion of ³method´ and ³approach´ as described by Richards & Rogers. and discuss the following: According to Richards & Rogers. what were the major criticisms made of approaches and methods? y .Method vs. Give examples of each. y Change pairs. Approach & the Death of Methods & Approaches In pairs.

Looking Forward y How do you think the language teaching profession will move ahead in the near or distant future? y How does a teacher decide which method or approach is best? .

Similarities & Differences Among Language Teaching Methods y According to Freeman. . there are three ways in which methods/approaches overlap. What are they? y What two particular kinds of differences are there? Give examples.

The Development of Methodology y According to Freeman (1991). 185). Do you agree? Why/why not? y Write a brief autobiographical sketch of your own development as a teacher. How does your experience compare to that of your partner/s? . ³learning to teach is a developmental process´ (p.

and different belief systems among teachers can often explain why teachers conduct their classes in different ways.Your Personal Approach to Teaching y Beliefs and theories about the nature of effective teaching and learning and/or the structure of an effective lesson. provide the source for teachers¶ plans and instructional decisions. for example. . y All classroom practices reflect teachers¶ principles and beliefs.

Your Personal Approach to Teaching Cont. y What are your own personal beliefs and principles with regard to the following?    Your role in the classroom The nature of effective teaching and learning The difficulties learners face and how these can be addressed   Successful learning activities The structure of an effective lesson .

Your Personal Approach to Teaching Cont. Have your beliefs and principles been influenced by any of the methods and/or approaches we have read about? Explain. y Write a short paragraph summarizing your own beliefs and principles. y . Explain how these have been shaped and describe how they tend to be reflected in your actual teaching practice.