Jared Baxter explores new concepts and theories on van Gogh’s Starry Night and asserts that poetic inspiration arose from Dante Alighieri’s heavenly zenith, the Trinitarian Empyrean, where, in the final lines of his epic poem, the pilgrim’s dream is realised.
Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University discusses his research on interpersonal conflict resolution strategies and elaborates on why, when and how avoiding conflict can actually be a wise choice in managing interpersonal conflict.
“If you struggle to learn to read, it’s a massive threat to your identity,” says Professor Joe Elliot of Durham University, UK. In this presentation, Professor Elliot calls for an end to the use of the dyslexia label and provides an alternative proposition.
A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.
What is essential when learning a new language? Perhaps, it’s motivation, having curiosity and wanting to learn. Or is it being immersed in a culture where that language is dominant? And should your teacher be a native speaker of the language you want to learn or not?
ELT author and trainer, Ken Wilson introduces a variety of techniques to help language teachers better motivate their students, and suggests ten ways teachers can engage their students’ interest and access their knowledge.
Alan Maley surveys the work of ten great educators, some of whom have been prestigious and highly influential innovators, while others were isolated, passionate experimenters, whose pioneering work is relatively little known.