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Research TELLConsult contributed to presented at EUROCALL SIG meeting

on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:24

The results of research on modern language teacher competences were presented at the EUROCALL CMC & Teacher Education SIG 2011meeting.  Dr. Robert O’Dowd, one of the keynote speakers at the Workshop 'Getting the Bigger Picture: Language Teacher Competences in CMC Settings' presented the outcomes of a study we were invited to contribute to. 

Questions addressed were: What are the skills, attitudes and knowledge which a teacher needs in order to establish and carry out successfully an online intercultural exchange with their learners? Secondly, what does the research on second language teacher education tell us about how this competence can best be developed in teacher training courses? 

On the basis of previous and his own, Delphi procedure-based research Robert presented a working model of telecollaborative 

competence for teachers as a basis for discussion and debate. 

His PPT can be consulted here: