Re: Comments on possible project: Can EFL be taught in SL in a Dogme fas
- dk. The dk ex of the Dogme list?
A very relevant question, it does mean different things to different people.
These days I always quote from Luke Meddings and Scott Thornbury's book: " Teaching Unplugged: Dogme in English Language Teaching" Delta (2009). They give ten principles for Dogme, but pick out three as being core which stand out:
"Dogme is about teaching that is conversation-driven."
"Dogme is about teaching that is materials-light."
"Dogme is about teaching that focuses on emergent language."
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For me Dogme represents less a faith to be followed than the eloquent formulation of a way of teaching that my own approximated to before I had heard of it.
The problem that I indicated in my first post was the difficulty of designing a project that would demonstrate that it is possible to teach a la Dogme in Second Life, at first glance an environment hostile to Dogme teaching.