Comment on Damian William’s blog post ‘Solutionism in ELT: magic bullet or malady?’

16 01 2015

Brilliant blog post by Damian Williams inspired me to comment thus:

Thanks for introducing me to Solutionism, Damian!
And just to further your thought, while course books get a lot of flack these days, it’ll be teachers getting a lot of flack tomorrow, while technology ironically takes us back a century. And while I don’t agree that course books are unrivalled (my students get a lot more out of authentic materials, unlike solutionists) I do agree that good teachers are and always will be.

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17 01 2015
damo04Damian

Thanks for the comment, Neil. Always good to hear your opinion on the big issues. And of course you’re right about teachers. I think I was a bit overzealous in my use of the word ‘unrivalled’ – I meant not rivalled by apps, but got a bit carried away I think 🙂

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