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Can continuing professional development change lives? Book launch of 'Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers.'

 

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    From Delhi, Amol Padwad discusses the findings of the 'Continuing professional development policy 'Think Tank': an innovative experiment in India' and at the London venue, Tessa Woodward gives a presentation outlining the developmental stages of a teacher's career and suggests which kinds of continuing professional development might be appropriate at each stage. The panel discusses questions such as whether continuing professional development really can change lives and how important the teacher's role is in this.

    Don't miss this exciting thought-provoking debate on the significance and positive impact of continuing professional development (CPD) practice and policy.

    Who is this suitable for?

    From practising teachers with an interest in reflecting on and engaging with CPD, to those responsible for the development of English language teachers, from leaders and managers to policy-makers.

    Programme

    Welcome
    Tim Phillips, British Council Head of Teacher Development and Alison Barrett, British Council Director, English for Education Systems, South Asia

    The continuing professional development policy think tank: an innovative experiment in India
    Amol Padwad, Head of English, J. M. Patel College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bhandara

    Different teacher learning for different stages of our careers

    Tessa Woodward, Editor, The Teacher Trainer Journal

    International panel discussion: London, Delhi and live online:

    Can continuing professional development change lives?

    Chair: Rod Bolitho, ELT author, trainer and consultant and Academic Director at the Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE)

    Amol Padwad, Head of English, J. M. Patel College, Bhandara

    Krishna Dixit, Head, Department of English, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Seloo

    Alison Barrett, Director, English for Education Systems, South Asia, British Council

    Tessa Woodward, Editor, The Teacher Trainer Journal

    Loraine Kennedy, ELT educational consultant, Secretary IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG

    Find out about other relevant content and information which formed part of the publication launch.

    Download the publication: 'Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers.'

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    Our extensive range of seminars started in Dec 2009 as a way to bring ELT professionals together and to uncover and discuss the latest developments in ELT.

    Events are held around twice a month in a variety of venues up and down the UK. The series combines informal networking events with more formal workshops and presentations.

    Past seasons have featured stimulating seminars given by Mario Rinvolucri, Michael Swan, Catherine Walter, Ken Wilson, Luke Meddings, Jamie Keddie, Jeremy Harmer & Steve Bingham.

    To view all of our seminars please go to http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/seminars or click here

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    We are currently planning our seminar series for 2015. The seminar programme will be published shortly.

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    Forthcoming seminars in 2015

    We are currently planning our seminar series for 2015. The seminar programme will be published shortly.

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