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Exploring Literature on Pedagogy

Date of Publication


Target Group


Domain Area

Teacher Education

Learning Scenario

Classroom Context

Target Language


Language of Instruction


CEFR level


Type of Material

Guiding resources (online course/book)

Linguistic Features



Critical Thinking


The power point presentation is attached to the course on Educational Research. It is a classroom material for discussion and interpretation. It can be used at the beginning of the course on pedagogy as the meaning of a great number of useful expressions are clarified. The presentation is given to students before the lesson, so they can take notes and jot down questions. It is also useful if the teacher can take notes for the students during the lesson either into or on separate slides. Learners can use the presentation during the whole course as a reference material, they can go back to it if they feel uncertain about the concept of its use during the course. The students can take part in the development of the presentation and they can also provide opinion at the end of the course.

Case study

The material can be used on a BA degree course in Teacher Training with 15-20 students. The teacher uploads the power point material on the course’s site before the lesson. Students prepare for the lesson by writing questions and translating the provided material for themselves. They might not know exactly the meaning of some of the professional expressions in their mother language either. The lesson starts with the teacher’s presentation. Before going on to the next slide they clarify the meaning of the expressions and the teacher elicits students’ understanding to gain information whether they can rely on the students’ knowledge in educational research during the course later or in the future studies of the participants. This course has been used twice (one of them online teaching because of pandemics) and has proved to be a good beginning in developing students’ academic vocabulary.


- possibilities for the learners to see the material before lesson/seminar
- ask learners to create their own understanding of expressions so that they can clarify the meanings in groups or discussion
- although group work is useful in the discussion, frontal feedback is absolutely necessary so that every can go home with a common understanding of the expressions they are going to use in future lessons


Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students


Added value
The provided tangible improvements


Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills


Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning


Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries


Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning


Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need


Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student


Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student


I have provided a lot of 4s because seemingly this is a simple power point presentation. However, it is useful to collect expressions on pedagogical settings in meaningful context. This is an important part of a course, it brings up a lot of useful concepts and vocabulary units and clarifies their meaning. Academic vocabulary and its relevant use is very important in higher education, especially in research studies. It is also important that an existing power point material can always be enriched (even during the lesson) and, thus, it can be a useful tool in LSP in Hungarian. I also think that it is easy to convert this material into other language classes as well.
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