A brief outline of the issues covered by the two eminent speakers:
At present there is no CPD policy in India, clearly a neglected area.
1. Inadequate education
2. Facilitate change
3. Help teachers to prosper in ELT
How to motivate teachers ? How can the system help teachers embark on this lifelong journey?
Rod Bolitho: the notion of developement must come from within the individual.
‘continuous’ requires constant reinvention.
‘professional’ teaching as a real profession to be taken seriously. Teachers are typically challenged more than other professions .
‘development’ self-directed change and progress in individuals and institutions.
Echoing and touching upon what Dr. Martin Wedell “If the exams don’t change, nothing changes”.
We need a policy for a financial support as at the moment it operates on a ‘goodwill basis’.
‘Change Forces’ change is mandatory, but growth is optional.
So… as a teacher are you a hedgehog, a dinosaur or a chameleon?