COD 2022 - D738

Webinar - Inclusive English Language Classrooms: Promoting Children's Anti-Bias Attitudes Through Picturebooks

Primary school teachers

1 sessions, start: 04-Jun

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: A distancia
Facilitator/s: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 04 June 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
Primary school teachers
Explore contemporary picturebooks which promote young learners' anti-bias attitudes and foster respect and acceptance of differences.

Work with themes which delve around diversity in inclusive classrooms.

Foster learners' self-expression in English.

Bring literature closer to the learners' own world.
Contemporary picturebooks which promote diversity and inclusion.

Themes which evolve around gender (in)equality, gender stereotypes, ethnicity, migration & exile.
The workshop has a hands-on approach. It is highly collaborative and interactive, and if follows an arts-based approach to teaching.

We will discuss, analyse and work with contemporary picturebooks which promote diversity and inclusion.

We will share creative teaching ideas which encourage English language learning and value the power of diversity in inclusive classrooms.

Bryon, N. (Author) & D. Aleola (Illustrator). (2019). Look Up! Random House
---. (2020). Clean Up! Puffin
Ismail, Y. (2016). I’m a Girl! Bloomsbury
Naylor-Ballesteros, C. (2020). The Suitcase. Clarion Books
Vere, Ed. (2018). How to Be a Lion. Penguin
Milner, Kate. (2017). My Name is Not Refugee. Barrington Stoke Ltd
Antony, Steve. (2016). Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: A story about war and peace. Hachette Children's Group
---. (2020). Green Lizards and Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball. Hachette Children's Group

•Critical Texts:

Banegas, D. L., G. Beacon & M. Pérez Berbain. Eds. (2021). International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT. Palgrave Macmillan
Beacon, G. (2021). Clean Up! Recommended Read. CLELE Journal, 9(1).
Children’s Literature in English Language Education.
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