Taking responsibility for own professional development

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Dr Philida Schellekens leads a debate on factors which would lift the effectiveness of classroom practice and discussed which areas can be implement by ESOL teachers themselves. February 2012, Belfast.

Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October 2011, London.

Keith Harding talks about different types of continuing professional development.

Keith Harding discusses who can benefit from continuing professional development.

Philida Schellekens provides an introduction and feedback on a debate about the state of ESOL teaching and learning in the UK. September 2011, London.

Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about online continuing professional development opportunities. Spring 2011.

Find out about websites which provide information and resources relating to CPD from other related fields.

 

This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their Masters studies in the UK, as beneficiaries of the British Council Brazil and the Hornby Trust Scholarship.

Watch two teachers talk about starting out in English language teaching.

Alex, Ruth, and Lauren talk about professional development early on in their career as English language teachers.

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Keith Harding discusses who can benefit from continuing professional development.

This webinar outlines the background and aims of the European Profiling Grid (EPG) and looks at how practising teachers and teacher educators of any language can assess competences in order to identify areas to develop further. 

The British Council and IATEFL have produced a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for Language Teachers. It provides advice and ideas for how associations can run themselves successfully and provide good services to their members.

Sue Kay and Karen Spiller tell us about their training modules in materials-writing skills, and their relevance to creating materials for your own classes, self publishing and teacher training.

Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October 2011, London.

Find out about the British Council's online community of practice for teacher educators.

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.

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 report highlights the findings from a study into English language teachers’ attitudes and preferences for using technology for professional development in South Asia. The study was conducted with the support of the research agencies ZingerLabs and EZ Vidya, based in India, and surveyed 892 teachers across the region.

In this talk Rod Bolitho offers a comprehensive view of what constitutes CPD, and outlines the benefits such a perspective can offer.

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