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A summary of the history, principles and criticisms of Dogme.
What Dogme feels like
What dogme feels like
An article by Luke Meddings and Scott thornbury on Dogme. This 2000 article in HLT magazine was written shortly after the Yahoo Groups Dogme discussion site started.
Over 1,000 members of this active ELT discussion site. Established in March, 2000. Rumours are the end of the group is nigh.
Dogme: Nothing if not critical. By Scott Thornbury
A detailed analysis of the approach. Truly excellent comments and argument from some of ELT's leading practitioners.
Critical DOGME or DOGME with Sympathy for the Critical?
A considered and constructive reply to Scott Thornbury's article above, with a nice summary of Dogme's potential.
Marxist TEFL Group: Romantic Comedy with a Sinister Twist. A Marxist Critique of Dogme ELT
A Marxist critique of Dogme ELT. Read it!
The trouble with teaching unplugged
Blog post from Jason Renshaw on some drawbacks of a Dogme approach.
The Dogma of Dogme
An explanation on what Dogme is by blogger and dogmeist Karenne Sylvester.
A Coffee with Scott Thornbury
A video showing an interview with Scott Thornbury by Nik Peachey in Second Life.
Dogme: A Teacher's View
From the collaboration between the BBC and British Council. "In this article one teacher gives us her view of how the ideas and principles of a new approach to teaching have shaped her classroom practice."
Teacher Training Unplugged
An excellent blog on a training course in a Dogme style. The blog started after "a discussion which started over on the DogmeELT discussion board".
A Dogma for EFL
An article in IATEFL Issues in March 2000 by Scott Thornbury.
No Dogma for EFL - away from a pedagogy of essential bareness - Jeremy Harmer's Blog
Interesting observations and comments by Jeremy Harmer and a fantastic discussion with dogmeists and others.
Is Dogme appropriate for beginners?
Excellent post from Robert Haines - with the correct answer ;-)
Dogme 2.0: What Teaching 2.0 Can Learn from Dogme ELT
2009 article by Howard Vickers. "When looking for some guidance on how to use the Internet in place of a textbook, the Dogme ELT movement has been a real inspiration. But perhaps using 2.0 applications can take the Dogme ELT principles further than technology free teaching does."
Dogme ICT - Gavin Dudeney
Excellent article/discussion and comments on Dogme.
Getting Down to Basics: Dogme in Action
Article on Dogme by Maragret Percy.
Teaching Unplugged (Or That's Dogme with an E)
A 2002 article by Scott Thornbury. The first reference to "The Vow of Chastity"?.
The Trouble with Teaching Unplugged - Jason Renshaw
"Why I teach unplugged but don't do Dogme." Another excellent article/discussion and comments on teaching unplugged.
Throw away your textbooks
An article in the Guardian newspaper by Luke Meddings in 2004. "Dogme ELT argues that materials stifle the very communicative approach they are designed to drive. Luke Meddings on why he thinks the movement is as relevant as ever." The responses / comments are high quality.
Dogme in language teaching in Japan
An excellent article by Torkil Christensen about Dogme in Japan. Published in 'The Language Teacher' - This is in PDF format. You need to scroll down to pages 15-18.
Dogme ELT - a Pedagogy for Virtual Worlds
A 21-slide presentation on the use of Dogme - especially in virtual worlds, online gaming, blended learning, etc.
A post by Scott Thornbury on his blog about the demise(?) of the Dogme Yahoo Groups discussion site.
Dogme: Dancing in the dark?
A 1995 article by Scott Thornbury discussing some key principles.
Dogme and the coursebook
A 2009 article by Scott Thornbury and Luke Meddings published in the 'Modern English Teacher'.
Where's Your Evidence?
A 2009 article by Scott Thornbury.
Dogme: The method of right-thinking teachers
A 2003 article by Luke Meddings in 'The Guardian' newspaper.
Dogme in transition?
An article by Scott Thornbury on the future of Dogme.
Dogme ELT by Malgorzata Bryndal
An article with theoretical background and practical applications of Dogme.
Improvised Principled Eclecticism - a dogme research project - Chia Suan Chong
A great 40-minute talk/presentation focusing on the results of a coursebook vs dogme research project based Chia's own experiences with language learning and her approach to dogme where she worked mainly with student output, authentic materials and personalised stories.
What Is Dogme ELT?
A wiki giving a summary of Dogme.
Dogme and Technology
Dogme and Technology
A 2009 blog post from the International House Tech Blog.
Dogme 2.0 for ELT
A wiki with an introduction on Dogme and practical examples.
The Dogme Challenge: Introduction - Karenne Sylvester
"From tomorrow and every Thursday for the next 10 weeks, I am going to lay down a challenge where we will attempt together to take a deeper look into some of the specific points Meddings and Thornbury have been trying to teach us through their book Teaching Unplugged." Lots more posts on Dogme as teachers take up Karenne's challenge.
Dogme Challenge #1 - interactivity and co-construction - Willy C Cardoso
The first in a series of 10 posts taking up Karenne Sylvester's Dogme Challenge.
Dogme approach to teaching English. A discussion on a TEFL forum.
Would you like to come over for some Dogme ELT?
A blog post describing a Dogme style lesson plan.
A review of the Dogme book 'Teaching Unplugged'.
Information on Dogme including pros and cons.
Minimal resources: miscellaneous ideas
Ideas from Scott Thornbury with Dogme ideas.
Creating cross-culture guides (Dogme 2.0 LP)
A blog post by Karenne Sylvester.
A 5-page document on Dogme.
An 8-page Powerpoint presentation on Dogme.
An interview with Scott Thornbury
Scott talks to Darren Elliott on the Lives of Teachers blog about things including Dogme.
Key Principles of the Dogme Language Learning Approach
An article by Jillian Zavitz
Reflective Teaching in the Low-Resource Classroom: Reinventing ourselves as Teachers through Self-Scrutiny
A paragraph on Dogme - part of a wider article by Bill Templer.
Doing Some Thinking
More from Henrick Oprea on his thoughts on Dogme.
Unplugged or Dogme?
And more from Henrick Oprea on his thoughts on Dogme.
A blog from Henrick Oprea on his thoughts on Dogme.
Material World - Mike Harrison's Blog
Mike's thoughts on teaching light / with materials.
Could dogme work with Young Learners?
Dave Dodgson's thoughts on Dogme and primary school kids (grade 3-6).
Unanswered Questions That Continue To Dogme...
A blog post from Sue-Lyon Jones.
Scaffolding, Maps and Possible Routes - Cecilia L Coelho
Cecilia's response to the Dogme Blog Challenge "The Scaffolding" proposed by Karenne Sylvester.
Unplugged Moments #1 - by Michelle Worgan
"My reasons for not being overly supportive of the whole unplugged approach (if that is the same as dogme, something I'm not entirely sure about)."
Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites - Jerry Blumengarten
Another list of sites containing posts to Dogme.
Welcome to the Blog - Scott Thornbury
A video (2 mins) of Scott explaining what his Teaching Unplugged blog is all about.
Doing A Dogme Lesson - Scott Thornbury
Another video (3 mins 40 secs) from Scott.
Dogme Myths - Scott Thornbury
Another video (3 mins 22 secs) from Scott.
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