Dogme is a branch of Communicate Language Teacher and has become a word that's being thrown around more and more these days. It was started by Scott Thornbury and has ten principals.
- Dialogic processes
- Scaffolded conversations
- Critical use
Of course, not every method is perfect. Many people criticise dogme due to the fact that teachers don't use books that much or at all. While I understand that teachers know their students better than the textbook writers, I still believe textbooks have their place in the classroom. They are a good foundation that teachers can build upon and adapt to their students' needs. In addition, textbooks are useful markers when showing other teachers where their students are and what they've learned. Especially if another teacher needs to take over your class. lastly, the majority of us are teachers, not textbook writers.
If you want to find out more information about dogme, check out the links below.
- The Guardian
- Mirror Reflections
- Scott Thornbury
- Wikipedia (most of the info in this article came from Wikipedia)
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