Peter Dawes

Peter Dawes

He has also run highly successful residential courses in Somerset and Wiltshire and has developed extensive German and French materials for educational blogs. He has spoken at numerous conferences such as ALL, ECIS and MFL Teachmeets. There is a common strand running through all of his Dragonfly courses – whether at home or, increasingly, abroad in Europe, Africa and the Far East - they offer practicality and involve minimal teacher preparation time.


Peter spent a week at Apple HQ in Bangkok, delivering iPad courses to hundreds of teachers in South East Asia. His courses have evolved to embrace new technologies, from IWB through to Web 2.0 and now iPads. Yet his guiding principle through these changes has always been pedagogy before technology. When post-it notes or mini-whiteboards are the best for the job, he’ll be the first to recommend them!

"Peter is an excellent trainer. He was able to engage with even the most sceptical of participants and to make them enthusiastic about using the IWB. He is open and friendly and we all learned a lot. He is also very approachable and the light-hearted discussion was just what was needed at the end of a busy term. Thank you very much." - Barbara Garde, EF Academy Oxford (Feedback from Peter's INSET on IWB Training)