Date: Monday 12 October, 2015
Theme: The webinar explores the reasons behind the failure to implement learner-centred approaches in developing world contexts. Evidence is recounted which questions the effectiveness of learner-centred approaches and favours effective whole-class teaching. Finally, attempts to promote a balanced approach to pedagogy through a teacher education project in Burma are showcased.
About the speaker
Ian Clifford trained and worked as a primary school teacher in the UK before working in a range of roles for Sheffield Local Education Authority. He then worked as the funding manager for the education strand of an urban regeneration scheme before managing a local voluntary sector organisation with responsibility for a large supplementary school portfolio. Gaining a CELTA certificate in 2009, Ian has since worked in Nepal and Malaysia and is now Director of the English for Education College Trainers Project in Burma / Myanmar. Ian is currently studying towards an MSC in Development Management.
- Watch the webinar recording
- Find out more about the EfECT project
- Read a blog post by Ian Clifford: 'Do learner-centred approaches work in every culture?'
- Download the presentation slides below.
- Download an academic paper: 'A transformative Pedagogy for Myanmar?' below.
- Download a bibliography below of useful further reading.