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The Brain, a Language Learning Stimulant

Read more ...Interest in the function of the brain was already known in ancient Greece. Alcmaeon of Croton was an early Greek medical writer and philosopher-scientist. (Beare, J. I., 1906,). He is possibly to have expressed his ideas sometime between 500 and 450 BCE. The surviving fragments and testimonial focus primarily on issues of physiology, psychology and...

Preventing burnout

Read more ...  Burnout is defined as a negative psychological experience related to work stress. It is an umbrella term for different negative consequences of work such as emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and lack of personal accomplishment. (Maslach & Jackson, 1986). It is evident in people whose jobs require repeated exposure to emotionally charged...

Δυσαριθμησία: Οι Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες στα μαθηματικά

Read more ...  Εισαγωγή   Η Δυσαριθμησία ως ξεχωριστή έννοια εμφανίστηκε από τον Αμερικανό R. Cohn, σε άρθρο του στο περιοδικό Archives of Neurology. Σε αυτό το άρθρο η Δυσαριθμησία περιγραφόταν ως δυσλειτουργία του κεντρικού νευρικού συστήματος που συναντάμε σε άτομα που έχουν δυσκολία στις μαθηματικές δεξιότητες. Ο Τσέχος ερευνητής...

Seven Steps to Better Control a Classroom with Students with Learning Disabilities

Read more ...  You have come to class having your lesson plan ready, well prepared for a lesson with a specific grammar and vocabulary target and minutes later Kostakis, who has been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), starts fidgeting in his chair and Marilia, who cannot control herself from commenting, shouts out that cannot...

ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΙΕΣ: Οδηγίες προς ναυτιλομένους

Read more ...            «Δεν υπάρχει μεγαλύτερη ανισότητα από την ίση μεταχείριση άνισων ανθρώπων»   Το σχολείο, το γνωρίζουμε βέβαια όλοι μας, είναι μια τεράστια πρόκληση για όλους τους μαθητές, όλων των επιπέδων. Μια πρόκληση, που ο κάθε μαθητής θα πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσει με την αναμενόμενη επιτυχία. Κάποιοι μαθητές όμως...

The Inclusion of Learning Difficulties into TEFL

Read more ...  The identification of  Learning Difficulties and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) causes is largely elusive, as the educative reforms in the 20th century have been so many, that it becomes precarious to end up to a limited enumeration of the potential culprits. The incremental percentage of the population literacy...

Διαφοροποιημένη διδασκαλία: Προσαρμόζοντας τη διδασκαλία στις διαφορετικές ανάγκες των μαθητών

Read more ...  Η παραδοσιακή διδασκαλία παραμένει στο κύριο μέρος  της μια προσπάθεια μεταφοράς και μεταβίβασης γνώσεων σε τάξεις όπου οι μαθητές θεωρούνται αδιαφοροποίητος ομοιογενής πληθυσμός (Koutselini & Persianis, 2001). Όμως, όλες οι τάξεις ήταν ανέκαθεν μεικτές ως προς το μαθησιακό στυλ και πολύ περισσότερο σήμερα είναι μεικτές ως προς την επίδοση  των...

TEFL in Greece

Read more ...From needs analysis to curriculum development.   For the last four decades, in order for somebody to be considered employable in Greece, all they needed to present was a certification to prove English acquisition of some level from B2 to C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to score qualification points for the...

English for Academic Purposes: EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

Read more ...      Features of EAP Courses   Language skills   As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students for the very specific purpose of university study and life at an English-speaking context through specific environments and...

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