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IATEFL TTEd SIG will run a webinar on 5 October 2015, 5pm BST / 4pm UTC / 6pm CEST with Amol Padwad, Prem Phyak and Richard Smith - 'Teacher Education for Difficult and 'Super-difficult' Circumstances'.


This webinar addresses the neglected issue of how teachers can be prepared or supported to teach in 'difficult circumstances' including large classes, lack of resources (textbooks, technology etc.) or in 'super-difficult', in other words 'crisis' situations. Resources and approaches developed within TELC-net (bit.ly/telcnet-home) (2,000+ members), with Hornby Regional School participants and within the recently established Crisis-ELT working group will be presented, including exchange of success stories, engagement in small-scale teacher-research, and reflection on crisis cases for awareness-raising.

Dr Amol Padwad teaches in a college in India and is the national Convener of All India Network of English Teachers (AINET). He has been actively engaged in teaching, teacher training, teacher networking and supporting teachers working in difficult circumstances. He is currently leading an AINET project promoting teacher research.

Prem Phyak is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA and lecturer at the Department of English Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. His research interests include language policy, multilingual education, and English language education in periphery contexts. He has published in Language Policy, Current Issues in Language Planning, and L2 Journal.

Dr Richard Smith (University of Warwick, UK) founded the TELC network for teachers / researchers of English in large classes and other 'difficult circumstances'. He has published widely in the fields of learner and teacher autonomy, bottom-up innovation, ELT research, and history of language learning and teaching. For further information see his website and this recent interview.

Please join us then.

TTEd SIG Committee Members.

Our Mission:

The Teacher Training and Education SIG in IATEFL serves the professional development and networking needs of English Language Teachers of Teachers (ToTs) around the world and contributes to the profession via publications, events and other initiatives aimed at fostering quality teacher education in English.

Our Vision:

The Teacher Training and Education SIG in IATEFL provides leadership in the process, content and product of English Language Teacher Education and is the "point of contact" for those entering the profession, as well as those with more experience as Teacher of Teachers (ToTs).