How have teachers’ skills needed for classroom teaching changed in recent months? How has the pandemic affected the development of these education professionals?
These are some of the questions answered by the new special report “New Ways of Teaching: Skills teachers need in order to teach in 2020-2021”, commissioned by the British Council and produced by ELT Consultants with a focus on the educational reality of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Although the research investigated Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in particular, the findings and lessons learned in these context have relevance for teachers around the world.
It is possible to read the report, available in full and in English, here.
The results found were presented to the public in a webinar in English, on June 24, which is already available in this link.
About the panel
Wendy Arnold is the Director and Co-Founder of ELT Consultants, a consultancy started in 2009 and which has 55 globally positioned Associate Consultants. The consultancy specialised in ELT and teaching English to young learners. Wendy has over 30 years of experience in ELT as a teacher, trainer, materials writer, researcher and consultant. She holds an MA in Teaching English to Young Learners TEYL (University of York, UK).
Harry Kuchah Kuchah is Lecturer in Language Education at the University of Leeds, UK. He has served as a consultant on language policy and practice with the British Council, the Council of Europe and Windle Trust International and is Past President of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).
Shelagh Rixon was a teacher, trainer and administrator in the English Language Division of the British Council and then as an Associate Professor at Warwick University, specialising in English for Young Learners, She has written course material and books for teachers. Her PhD deals with early literacy practices in the teaching of English as another language.
Alicia Artusi works for British Council Americas from Argentina. Previously she worked as Materials Developer and Quality Manager for the Ceibal en Inglés project. She holds an MA in Education and Professional development with NILE and the University of Chichester, UK. and has written articles for teachers and several coursebooks.
Graham Stanley is the British Council’s English for Educational System Lead for the Americas. Prior to this, he was Country Director Uruguay, helping to manage the teaching of English remotely to 80,000 primary school children. He has an M.Ed. in ELT and Learning Technologies (University of Manchester, UK).