British Council CPD Webinars – recordings and live sessions

Here is the blurb for the next sessions – today and tomorrow. All the recordings will be made available if you miss them though.

Watch, learn, practise: video based CPD and collaboration

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014

Time: 15.00 UK time

Theme: The British Council has, over recent years, hosted a large number of seminar events at which experts from across the field of ELT have shared their knowledge with us. This has resulted in an extensive resource bank of recorded talks and seminars. Thirty of these talks have recently been updated and turned into practical CPD and teacher training materials. These talks cover a wide range of topics from classroom practice, examination courses, and English for Academic Purposes, to name a few. Whether you are a teacher trainer or an English language teacher, there is a wealth of video-based materials for you to utilise, free of charge.

Teacher-research as CPD, in practice

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 13.00 UK time

Theme: 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. Acknowledging the constraints many teachers face, we consider both desirable support mechanisms and particular forms of TR – including ‘Exploratory Action Research’, an approach we have developed in our work with secondary school teachers in Chile — which can help teachers address constraints and actively seek lasting solutions through inquiry into their current practice.

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