Tags with "Eclecticism"

A Method in the Madness

The idea of post-method era in language teaching seems to be becoming a prevalent one. A few researchers have written on this, notably B. Kumaravadivelu, but I have a bit of an issue with the idea in general because the honest truth as I see it is that we need methods more than we need teachers.

Building Stronger Competence Through Variety

Cybernetics is the study of systems be they biological, computerised, or social. In 1956 the Scottish cyberneticist, Ross Ashby who was very much the father of the field, coined the Law of Requisite Variety which states that: only variety absorbs variety.