Anthony Gaughan: Dogme vs Principled Eclecticism, Round One!
We all know that teachers have many hats they’d need to wear to be able to survive this gruelling profession, but if you’ve been following these interviews, and more so if you’ve been reading the recent contributions to Dave Dogson’s Truth or Lie Blog Challenge, you’d have found other interesting “hats”, perhaps less conventional, that are being donned on, from time to time, by our very versatile group of educators. We’ve seen the scuba diver hat, the martial arts master, the marathon runner, the actress, the musician, etc.
Today, to add to that impressive list, I’d like to present to you… drum roll… in the blue corner… the swashbuckling “Errol” Anthony Gaughan!
I know it’s a bit long, but just as in Mike Harrison’s interview, I’ve split the videos into three parts. Do make a special effort in watching all three, even if not in one go, and I’m sure you’ll learn something.
If you’re interested in Principled Eclecticism, you may be like to read this page. Anthony also mentioned a few dogmetists, who’s written rather interesting articles on their dogme classes:
And to this list, may I be so bold as to add mine, though not as good as the others: The Dogme Diaries.There are also many others who, from time to time, talk about not only dogme, but other ELT-related stuff. I’d suggest you checked out the blogs I read…sometimes.
Anthony Gaughan decided at the tender age of 12 that he could do a better job than his current English teacher and he therefore committed himself to a career in pedagogy. To this end, he studied English Language and Literature at Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London, where he dropped out of the linguistics module after two classes as he “didn’t understand a bloody word of it”. Two and a half years later, he took an initial teacher training course in ELT to see if teaching was actually suited to him, and went to cut his teeth for a couple of years in central London. He left ELT to complete a PGCE in secondary education, but was deemed “too arrogant” and therefore he returned to adult ELT, where he has remained ever since.
After some time as a freelance teacher in Germany, Anthony begged, borrowed or stole sufficient money to fund a DELTA at IH London and is still trying to write his long-delayed MA dissertation. Anthony is a strong believer in collective development and so is a member of IATEFL, TDSIG, ELTABB and HELTA. He is enthused by teaching unplugged and working with new teachers, and he is annoyed by the fact that, as time goes by, he comes to respect his English teacher from when he was twelve more and more.
For the geeks:
iSight inbuilt camera
Logitech USB Microphone
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
Quicktime Pro 7.7 (1680.34)
MPEG Streamclip 1.2
Audacity 1.3 Beta
Appended: 5 Oct 2011
I’d forgotten to include the link to Anthony’s interview with Andi White, so here it is: