CPD for teacher trainers

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Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar

This volume is a compilation of some select presentations made at the fourth International Teacher Educator Conference on the theme 'Innovation in English Language Teacher Education' held at Hyderabad, India on 21–23 February 2014.

Edited by Simon Borg

This collection is drawn from papers and presentations at the Ideals and Realities: Continuing Professional Development for Preparatory Year Instructors conference in Hacettepe University, Ankara, in 2014. The eight case studies in this volume describe how CPD has been managed in different institutional contexts in Turkey.

Julie Dearden

This report is an attempt to set out a global view of English Medium Instruction today. It is a bird's eye view or a snapshot of the views and issues involved when implementing EMI. The report is based on a recent worldwide survey conducted with British Council staff acting as informed respondents and covers 55 countries; countries which are promoting, resisting or sometimes even reversing EMI in schools and universities.

David Hayes

This accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector. Based on three case studies of high performing education systems, the report’s recommendations will be of interest to anyone concerned with English at primary level.

In this webinar we discuss teacher-research (TR), providing practical examples from our experiences of guiding teachers in different settings. We show how TR moves from identification of an important issue to formulation of research questions, to clarification of relevant research methods and reflection on the information gained.

This webinar explores how to use the British Council's extensive resource bank of recorded talks and seminars for practical Continuing Professioanl Development and teacher training.

This webinar explores what trainers can do to make sure teacher development, whether face-to-face or online, can keep on sparking inspiration and enabling appropriate, practical change. Five principles are suggested which CPD providers can bear in mind to ensure their sessions are relevant, understandable, retrievable, sustainable, productive and always respectful of the participants.

In this last article in the series promoting the latest British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’ we hear from Isabela Villas Boas who talks about her own experience of continuing professional development through contributing to the book.

This is the seventh article in our series which presents extracts from the British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. Here the authors, J Gulyamova, S Irgasheva and R Bolitho, illustrate the impact of CPD on learners as well as teachers.

This is the sixth article in our series which presents extracts from the British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. Here the authors, A Padwad and K Dixit, outline practical issues they discovered during their innovative think tank project.

This is the fifth article in our series which presents extracts from the British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. Here the authors, R Smith, T Connelly and P Rebolledo, explore teacher-research as continuing professional development.

This is the fourth article in our series which presents extracts from the British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. Here the author, Russell Stannard, looks at potential barriers to CPD and suggests technology might be one answer.

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Drawing on findings from a mixed methods research project investigating global practices in teaching English to young learners, this webinar identifies key factors affecting the implementation of primary school English.

What is CPD? How can we create a culture of development in your school – this talk will look at how to establish a culture of CPD in your school, how to support your teachers’ learning goals and how to tailor the CPD programme to your teachers’ needs.

This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship in language education in several corners of the globe. It provides not only sound theoretical frameworks for investigation but also practical findings for application in diverse segments of ELT, ranging from university environments to public schools and from EFL to ESL contexts.

In this article Tessa Woodward explores ways to keep on developing as a teacher trainer and looks at how and why we should try to improve our training repertoire.

Alan Maley suggests some excellent ideas for how to set up the conditions in the classroom in order to enhance creativity.

In this extract, Brian Tomlinson looks at why we should be creative with our coursebook and suggests some interesting ideas for teachers to experiment with in class.

This webinar explores some of the learner’s difficulties with reading and suggests practical strategies and techniques for teachers who want to support struggling readers and improve their reading comprehension.

Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar

This volume is a compilation of some select presentations made at the fourth International Teacher Educator Conference on the theme 'Innovation in English Language Teacher Education' held at Hyderabad, India on 21–23 February 2014.

Edited by Gary Motteram

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.
 

Edited by Julian Edge and Steve Mann

This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up their positions in educational institutions. It brings together, in fourteen papers, a wealth of innovative, practical experiences and ideas from differing contexts across the world. We hope that it will provide a catalyst for new discussions and approaches in pre-service education, for the benefit of future teachers and their learners.

Edited by David Hayes

With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.

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