Here you can watch recordings of seminars held by the British Council. A number of the recorded seminars include material for use in training sessions and workshops. These can be used by teachers for self-access professional development, or by teacher educators in training and development programmes.

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Can continuing professional development change lives?

Watch edited highlights of the global British Council publication launch of Innovations in Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers. We discuss the question 'Can continuing professional development change lives?' with speaker sessions by Amol Padwad and Tessa Woodward and a panel discussion broadcast from London and Delhi.

Teaching Humans

Johanna Stirling presents some common human characteristics and how they affect learning and classroom behaviour. January 2014, London.

mLearning: From theory to practice

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can be used for English language learning.

Creativity in teaching and learning: what, why, how?

In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for introducing creativity into the classroom. The event took place in London in June 2015 and celebrated the launch of a new British Council publication, 'Creativity in the English language classroom'.

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