How is your sense of plausibility today?


In his IATEFL presentation, Alan Maley proposed that teachers’ individual ‘senses of plausibility’ should be incorporated into training. As it turns out, the term was coined by Prabhu to describe our teaching common sense: less routine, less ‘method’ and more learning. This blog post by Marie-Therese le Roux sums the idea up quite nicely; so does Anthony Schmidt’s research ‘bite’. In short, if we keep learning and developing as teachers, our sense of plausibility is fresh and not “buried or frozen or ossified”, in Prabhu’s own words. Sounds like a great proposal to me!


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