Taking responsibility for own professional development

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Shelagh Rixon

This global survey provides an overview of recent policy decisions and trends in the area of teaching English to primary school children, in a wide variety of countries and regions. It will interest and inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the field.

Willy Cardoso proposes some principles and practices that can place the socio-cultural aspects of learning how to teach at the core of teacher training and education. April 2013, London.

Edited by Rod Bolitho and Amol Padwad

We hope that the ideas and experiences contained in this collection will provoke a more active and deeper interest in CPD, will lead to more experiments, innovations and research, and will help CPD to be seen as a central priority in teacher education, a development which is long overdue.

Amol Padwad and Krishna Dixit
 
This bibliography will help raise awareness about CPD among teaching professionals by listing in one place a wide range of material dealing with numerous aspects of and perspectives on CPD. It will also be a useful resource for anyone who wishes to venture into CPD, whether as a researcher or a practitioner or both. 
 

The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented. There were also status reports on our projects to support teacher trainers and teachers.

Date: 31st January 2013
 
Theme: In our January webinar, Loraine Kennedy, ELT Consultant, will be discussing the topic of 'Developing as a manager'. This talk is for academic managers and school managers who are interested in focusing on their own professional development for a change. As busy managers, you spend so much time doing a thousand things every day that time passes by and you realise you have had no time to concentrate on your own cpd (continuing professional development) or career development. This talk will help you to get back on track. We will explore a range of learning and development ideas that will help you build cpd into your working life in a way that stimulates your motivation to learn and develop professionally, but in ways which needn’t become an extra burden.
 
About the speaker: Loraine Kennedy is an ELT educational consultant, based now in the UK. She offers consultancy and training services both in the UK and overseas. She has been involved in the ELT profession for 24 years with both public and private institutions. She is also the secretary on the IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG committee. Her career development path has taken her from teacher to senior manager and educational advisor, across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work focuses on people and school development, and CPD project work, both F2F, and through digital learning technologies and communities.
 
Watch a recording of the webinar: Please click on the link below to watch a recording of the webinar.
 

Edited by Susan Sheehan
The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.

Edited by Brian Tomlinson and Claire Whittaker

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

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.

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.

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