Trends in teacher training: the needs of trainers in different contexts

Organised by the Teacher Training & Education SIG

  • Date and time: Friday 18 June 2021, 10.00-17.00
  • Location: Harrogate Convention Centre, King’s Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
  • Cost for IATEFL members: Early bird rate: £57, Standard rate: £73  (price does not include lunch)
  • Cost for non-members: Early bird rate £70, Standard rate: £86  (price does not include lunch)


TTEdSIG invites trainers from around the world to a day filled with engaging topics on current trends in teacher training, as we aim to help trainers apply new insights into the particular needs and constraints of their training contexts. This year’s PCE is featuring five prominent members of our ELT community, Penny Ur, Sue Garton, Kathleen Graves, Russell Stannard and Briony Beaven. Our remarkable line of speakers will share their knowledge, experience and thoughts with the teacher trainers and educators. Our PCE participants will be able to discuss pertinent issues such as dealing with the training needs of experienced teachers, training in-service teachers to help with the skill development of new generations (or address the needs of new generations) and how to best meet the needs of pre-service teacher candidates in general and/or in particular whose first language is not English.

10:00 - 10:30 - Welcoming remarks + Ice Breakers
10:30 - 11:00 - Technologies that can impact on teacher training - Russell Stannard
11:00 - 11:30 - The use of materials in Pre-service teacher education - Sue Garton
11:30 - 12:00 - Advanced teacher trainers/In-service training - Penny Ur
12:00 - 12:30 - Group Activity (Stage1)
12:30 - 13:30 - LUNCH
13:30 - 14:45 - Training needs of experienced teacher trainers: Panel discussion - Penny Ur, Briony Beaven and Kathleen Graves
14:45 - 15:00 - Coffee Break
15:00 -15:45 - Group Activity (Stage 2)
15:45 - 16:30 - Gallery Walk
16:30 - 17:00 - Takeaways + Closing

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