Enabling skills and self-awareness features are part of the CPD framework for teacher educators. They involve Communicating effectively – articulating the decision-making process, pedagogical choices, learning outcomes and the relationship between theory and classroom practice; Teamworking skills – working with groups of adults from diverse backgrounds on a collaborative project; Thinking critically – challenging pedagogical choices and orthodoxy; Building relationships –relationships with teachers, heads of departments, teacher educators from different disciplines; Effective organisational skills – planning an observation timetable autonomously, organising micro-training and keeping records of teacher performance; Increasing motivation – encouraging a struggling trainee by focusing on strengths and exploring resistance to change constructively; Leadership/supervisory skills – setting goals for teachers-in-training, encouraging self-reflection and providing an overall vision for developing teacher competence.

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