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Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar, this publication is a compilation of a selection of presentations made at the fifth international Teacher Educator Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 27 February to 1 March 2015.

In this webinar recording the presenters review the concept of reflection and Brookfield’s theory of four lenses in critically reflective teaching practice. They also propose guidelines for teachers to apply useful tools for reflection in each lens.

Colin Bangay looks at teacher education in resource constrained countries.

Alison Barrett MBE, Global Head of the British Council’s English for Education Systems programmes, explores the concept of continuing professional development frameworks and suggests practical ways for policymakers, head teachers, teacher trainers and teachers to improve professional development.

Kirsten Holt discusses three key stages to networking through a series of simple steps and tips to help the uninitiated develop their networking skills.

Watch the recording of a webinar held on World Refugee Day (20 June) describing how the British Council's Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching course is being used with United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) trainers and teachers working with the refugee population in Palestine.

Using examples from their new primary course Oxford Discover, co-authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina demonstrate in this webinar how inquiry-based learning stimulates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among students, encouraging learners to use their language skills in productive and meaningful ways.

This guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration, which will in turn enhance the satisfaction and performance of individual teachers and teaching teams.

This webinar looks at the creative use of web tools and digital environments to deliver successful learning outcomes.

Jenny Johnson discusses several useful ways to keep on developing and growing as an English language teaching professional.

Since 2013 the British Council and Ministry of Education Chile Champion Teachers programme has been helping secondary school teachers engage in exploratory action research projects. This book provides nine easily accessible examples of such projects and highlights the achievements gained in spite of teachers' difficult working conditions.

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