Tradition and innovation: an example of collaboration in desiging a course for a local context with Penny Hands
This talk describes the challenges and rewards of a British–Indian collaboration to design the localised course Collins Exploring English for Indian primary schools. Penny will describe her exploratory visit to India and her initial reaction to a traditional literature-based approach. She will give details of solutions found and suggest that innovation and creativity can spring from some unlikely places.
Penny Hands is an ELT editor and materials writer whose main interests lie in innovative teacher resources, vocabulary and grammar materials and the use of digital media in the classroom. She has taught English as a foreign language in France and the UK and, as a freelance editor and author, works regularly with major ELT publishers and author.