ELL Seminar (17th Sept): Current trends in Language Teacher Learning by Simon Borg (University of Leeds)

ELL Seminar (17th Sept): Current trends in Language Teacher Learning by Simon Borg (University of Leeds)

Date
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

ELL Seminar (17th Sept): Current trends in Language Teacher Learning by Simon Borg (University of Leeds)

 

 

In this talk, Dr. Simon Borg will examine contemporary understandings of how teacher learning can be effectively supported, with particular reference to the continuing professional development of language teachers. Drawing on literature both in mainstream education and language teaching, I identify and discuss a number of characteristics and principles which are currently believed to enhance the impact of professional development activities on teachers.

About the Speaker

Simon Borg has been involved in ELT for over 25 years working as a teacher, teacher educator, lecturer, examiner, researcher and consultant in a range of international contexts. After 15 years in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, where he was a Professor of TESOL, Simon now works full-time as an ELT consultant (while remaining a Visiting Professor of TESOL at Leeds). He specializes in teacher education and development (including monitoring and evaluation), teacher research, and research methods training, and is regularly invited to speak about these issues at international conferences. He is recognized as a leading scholar in the study of language teachers and has published extensively (see http://simon-borg.co.uk/publications/). His most recent book is Teacher research in language teaching (Cambridge University Press, 2013), where he discusses what ‘research’ means to teachers and discusses how teacher research can become a more productive feature of teachers’ professional lives.