Luke Meddings: unplugged subversion
Hi folks! It’s been an awful long time, hasn’t it? To break the “fast” is yet another familiar name on most of our list, Luke Meddings, co-author of the bible of Dogme, “Teaching Unplugged” (with Scott Thornbury) and the first offering from The Round, “52: a year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom” (with Lindsay Clandfield).
This interview’s actually been a long time coming, but not only just before IATEFL Glasgow that we managed to do it. I’ve enjoyed putting it together and I hope you all will like it, too. Stay till the end – there’s a little surprise!
Luke Meddings is a teacher, author and teacher trainer. In 2000 he co-founded the Dogme in ELT movement with Scott Thornbury, and their book Teaching Unplugged (Delta Publishing, 2009) won a British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in 2010. In 2011, together with Lindsay Clandfield, he started The Round, an e-publishing collective; their e-book 52: a year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom has just been published.
Luke’s “neglected” blog: http://lukemeddings.posterous.com/
Luke’s Twitter handle: @LukeMeddings
Teaching Unplugged can be bought here or here.
52 can be bought here or here.
For the geeks:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
Quicktime Pro v7.7 (1680.34)
AVS Video Editor v126.96.36.199
Acer Aspire 5742
I’m sure the name Lindsay Clanfield rings a bell in most ears in the ELT profession, so I’d probably not need to say much by way of introduction. Lindsay has been very busy these last few years working on Macmillan’s Global coursebooks, and is now busy (even busier?) with promoting the finished product. Still, I managed to pin him down, with the aid of some other ELT muscles (there are quite a few martial art enthusiasts in our world, did you know that? They will feature in future interviews, I hope!), and Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be a touring ELT star, his current project, about dogme vs coursebooks, the future of coursebook writers, and much more!
Thanks for allowing me to steal a few minutes off your time; it’s been a real pleasure having you here! All yours, Lindsay!