Education in focus 8: In-service teacher development

Listen to this engaging discussion about in-service teacher development.

In this episode, Rahat Rizwan, Director Programmes – Education, CARE International, discusses typical in-service teacher development models in Pakistan. Rob Lewis also interviews Professor Simon Borg to find out more about approaches that have been found to be most effective in teacher professional development globally. 

This episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives:  


Submitted by Fiona Rodrigo on Mon, 10/23/2023 - 11:37

Focus on professional development is uniquely addressed in the course modules and it is a praiseworthy effort of the British Council intellectual team, I am so impressed with their research and knowledge shared to all teachers as great expertise. All the relevant areas do convey a positive ambience in order to pave the way in inculcating the passion of teaching with these distinguish techniques and methodologies. This is growth to all teachers across the globe .My heartfelt sincere thanks and blessings to all who dedicated their expertise and precious time. Brilliant intellects with extra ordinary talents ! thanks immensely, Fiona Rodrigo

Hi Fiona

Thanks for your positive feedback! We're very pleased that you found the course so useful and hope you will continue to enjoy our training courses!

Best wishes,


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by jhajayda on Thu, 10/19/2023 - 15:28

In my view it's interesting to keep in touch with the new approaches that education has , specially in these days where the world are facing big changes. so training wil have a big impact not only for us but also for our students' lives

Submitted by Aasia on Wed, 10/18/2023 - 04:48

Teacher development is very important but it is challenging too when a teacher gets training and can't proceed with executing in school due to some issues.

Hi Aasia

Thanks for your comment - I agree that it can be frustrating if you are not encouraged to apply new ideas in your teaching context. I wonder how other people have dealt with this problem?


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Julia Borshch on Mon, 10/16/2023 - 11:21

The teacher`s professionalism is displayed in the results of his students.

Submitted by Haseeb on Sun, 10/15/2023 - 20:23

CPD is very vital for every teacher, and second evaluation is really necessary.

A teacher is always a researcher.

Submitted by Pia Paloma on Thu, 10/05/2023 - 10:57

The professional development of teachers is significant to level up their knowledge as well as elevate their value in the world of the teaching profession.

Submitted by Hafizah Hussain on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 14:21

1) Professional development is very important to upskill teacher's quality.
2) It is important to boost teacher's motivation and confidence in facing 21st Century students.
3) It acts as a support group for teacher and building social interaction community among teachers to share the best practice and approaches.

Submitted by Lucy_bless_you on Tue, 10/03/2023 - 10:37

The teachers always have the same programme at school. Unfortenatuly they can't run in parallel with the students. They usually use different pace of work. It is a big problem for the students...

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