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The University of Warwick and IATEFL Research SIG jointly hosted a panel discussion on Thursday 9 February 2018 called ‘Video in English language teacher education’. The webinar recording is freely available. 

A book of training materials for teachers in ‘low-resource’ classrooms.

In a multicultural and multilingual context like the Peruvian one, the teaching of English in the school presents enormous challenges. This publication is recognition of the pedagogical practices in English of educators from different regions of the country.

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.

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.

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.

The 'English My Way' programme provides meaningful professional development to ESOL teachers with little previous training in community organisations across England. This talk demonstrates how this has been achieved and looks at lessons learned.

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.

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 extract Marisa Constantinides presents activities to develop teachers' creative thinking skills.

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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.

Based on research into peer observation systems that work (and ones that don't) this webinar seeks to present some ideas for helping make your school's peer observation system as successful and useful as possible, thereby developing both the school itself and the teachers in it.

This is the third 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, Ann Wiseman, revisits teachers from a CPD programme that took place 12 years before, to discover if CPD changes lives.

In a multicultural and multilingual context like the Peruvian one, the teaching of English in the school presents enormous challenges. This publication is recognition of the pedagogical practices in English of educators from different regions of the country.

This talk explores the need to move on from ineffective one-size-fits-all models of in-service teacher training, presents evidence-based findings about the features of continuous professional development activities that make a difference, and focuses on two CPD approaches that put teachers in the driving seat of their development.

In this extract Marisa Constantinides presents activities to develop teachers' creative thinking skills.

Edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey

The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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