“Active Learning today:Implementation in distance modalities”
Active learning focuses on putting our students at the forefront of our lessons. It is a greater
emphasis on learning over teaching. What does this mean in today’s online teaching?
With a sound pedagogical foundation, this session will focus on the practical aspects of active
learning at a distance. The session will provide a practical understanding of the active learning
approach and apply this to today’s remote classrooms, taking into account brain-based research and
the needs of students in 21st century society.
Veríssimo Toste is a teacher and international teacher trainer. He has a
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of
Edinburgh. He is also a qualified Primary teacher for the Department for Education in the UK.
He has been an EFL/ESL teacher and teacher trainer for over 35 years, teaching students from 3 to
93 years old in all levels. As a teacher trainer, he has worked in various countries around the
Veríssimo’s interests include using readers to learn English, and he is fascinated by how students
learn naturally. Believing that being a teacher is the best job in the world, he enjoys talking to
teachers about their experiences in the classroom
21 OCTOBER 2020