Christopher SHEEN

Christopher SHEEN

10.00 – 10.45

Christopher Sheen is a full-time Teacher Trainer and Professional Development Coordinator with Oxford University Press, based in Istanbul. For nearly twenty- five years he has engaged all types of learner profiles in the ELT field, in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and since 2014 in Turkey.

Before joining OUP Turkey, he was the lead trainer in the corporate sales division of Japan’s largest language company as well as being a full-time English instructor in several departments in the largest university in western Japan. He has a keen interest in classroom dynamics, student ownership of the learning process and in particular, innovative Continuing Professional Development programs that are customizable for both teachers and institutions alike.

In addition to his own continuing education in ELT, he believes perhaps his strongest asset as a trainer is the hundreds of hours he has spent in coaching programs and workshops working directly with thousands of teachers from all over the world.

Abstract

How Engagement and Strong Relationships Can Lead to Active Participation Online

Active participation in f2f or online lessons requires teachers to consider various factors. After examining reasons why students may not be engaged in the first place, we then look at ways to change this, and also how attention to relationship-building plays a key role in the oft-elusive active participation online. Finally, as a reward for their own participation in the session, teachers will be offered a digital badge.

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