Taking responsibility for own professional development
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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.
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.
This short paper outlines a contemporary approach to continuing professional development and reviews the potential impact of recent research on teacher education.
This study of six secondary schools across Malaysia explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice and recently-qualified English language teachers to develop and increase technology use in their teaching.
Kirsten Holt discusses three key stages to networking through a series of simple steps and tips to help the uninitiated develop their networking skills.
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.
Andy Hockley explains all about The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM), including the history, the syllabus, how participants are assessed and why it is a qualification worth pursuing.
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.
Liam Brown looks at how learning in the workplace can be used to support manager development.
Gavin Dudeney talks about personal learning networks (PLNs) and provides some practical suggestions for how to develop your PLN using Twitter.