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Displays for the primary school classroom
(I.N.T.O. [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2013)
While traditionally, Irish classrooms have displayed examples of published posters and teacher-generated charts on the walls, with changing constructivist methodologies which value the involvement of pupils, further learning ...
Exploring the impact of teacher education pedagogy on EFL reading teacher identities: a United Arab Emirates case (Pre-published version)
In response to a demand by government authorities to significantly improve educational practices in the UAE, and to simultaneously Emiratize and professionalize the teaching profession (Mograby, 1999; UAE Ministry of ...
In my reading classroom…Emirati student teachers constructing teaching styles in the college classroom (Pre-published version)
(TESOL Arabia, 2012)
Those entering the education profession in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) often face considerable obstacles in the government’s primary school system, particularly in the teaching of English reading. Traditional curricula ...
Modeling the use of electronic books to engage young EFL readers in a teacher education methodology course in the U.A.E. (Pre-published version)
(TESOL Arabia, 2008)
Teaching “Reading” has traditionally focused on using conventional printed books. However, there is a growing shift towards interactive reading approaches, some of which may incorporate digital media. This article discusses ...
Read aloud experiences in a second language Arabic context: effects upon vocabulary acquisition (Pre-published version)
(TESOL Arabia, 2010)
Teachers exhibit a variety of styles in reading aloud, which influences vocabulary development. This study examined the effects of two conditions on student’s second language English vocabulary acquisition: listening to ...
A musical approach to shared reading: effects upon English vocabulary acquisition in an Arabic environment
(TESOL Arabia, 2010)
The notion of music enhancing language learning is increasingly common in the bilingual classroom. Yet, little is known about the effects of music on second language vocabulary acquisition. This article ...
10 ways to encourage beginning reading in an Emirati home
(International Printing Press, 2011)
Parents worldwide play a significant role in the development of their children’s reading (Trelease, 2006). Yet, the fostering of home reading practices seems to be a challenge in both the United Arab Emirates and wider ...
Using electronic books to engage young readers
(I.N.T.O. [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2013-02)
Electronic books offer a fun, interactive, multimedia rich approach to sharing stories with children. Although teaching reading has traditionally focused on using conventional printed books, there is a growing shift ...
Toward a culture of reading: four perspectives
(EERA [Eastern Educational Research Association] / Sage, 2009)
This article discusses four paths toward the development of a culture of reading, from the perspectives of a teacher educator, a librarian, an educational technologist, and a curriculum developer. Together, these individuals ...
Story sacks: an exciting way of bringing books to life!
(I.N.T.O. [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2007)