Live Webcast: Teacher Educator Conference 2015 (Main Hall)

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Day 1: Friday 27 February

09.30 – 10.00 Inauguration by by His Excellency Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; Sunaina Singh, Vice-Chancellor English and Foreign Languages University(EFL-U), Hyderabad; S Mohanraj, Dean, School of English Language Education, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U); Chris Brandwood, Director English – South Asia, British Council; Andrew McAllister British Deputy High Commissioner, Hyderabad; George Pickering, Trustee, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)Chair: Michael Connolly, Assistant Director, English Partnerships, British Council India
10.00 – 11.15 Keynote address: The ingredients of quality in teacher education, RodBolitho
11.45 – 12.15 Rethinking teacher motivation for professional development,Amol Padwad
12.30 – 13.00 Streaming of students: how to promote social justice and inclusivity,Jayagowri Shivakumar
14.00 – 15.00 Evaluation in teacher education programmes: a critical appraisal,Geetha Durairajan (Cambridge University Press)
15.45 – 16.40 Moving from quantity to quality – implications for teacher educationPanel: Colin Bangay (DfiD), Maya Menon (The Teacher Foundation),Lina Mukhopadhyay (EFLU) and Amol Padwad (AINET)Chair: Rittika Chanda Parruck (British Council)
16.40 – 16.50 Continuing Professional Development Framework: going global
17.00 – 18.00 Blissfully developing teacher education materials, Huma Riaz andRosie Tanner
18.15 – 19.15 Moving away from traditional methodologies in language education – thebaby has been thrown out with the bath waterChair: Chris Brandwood 

Day 2: Saturday 28 February

09.00 – 10.00 Plenary:Learning to read in India: challenges and opportunities for enhancingquality in teacher education, Rukmini Banerji
10.15 – 11.15 Frameworks – they might look dull but actually they’re really useful for all sorts of things, John Shackleton and Tim Phillips
12.00 – 13.00 Are we supporting teachers to address student diversity in the classroom? Dilemmas and solutions, Renu Singh
14.00 – 15.00 Video cameras in English language teaching, Jamie Keddie
15.30 – 16.30 Evaluating the quality of teacher education programmes – whatworks?Panel: David Hayes (Brock University, Canada), Rama Mathew (DelhiUniversity), John Simpson (British Council), Renu Singh (Young LivesIndia),Chair: Sara Pierson (British Council)

Day 3: Sunday 1 March

09.00 – 10.00 Plenary: A fine balance: English language teacher education in21st-century India, Alison Barrett
10.15 – 11.15 Towards understanding teacher motivation for professional development, Krishna K Dixit 
12.00 – 13.00 Reviewing and improving quality in large-scale teacher education anddevelopment programmes, Sara Pierson and Duncan Wilson 
14.00 – 14.30 Curriculum change and innovation: insiders’ perspectives, RavinarayanChakrakodi
14.45 – 15.45 Plenary: Teacher education and quality assurance, Paul Gunashekar
15.45 – 16.15 Main Hall Valedictory

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22 thoughts on “Live Webcast: Teacher Educator Conference 2015 (Main Hall)

  1. Lilia Figueiredo

    Very interesting topics for a teacher. How can I be sure I will be able to attend the live Seminar? Will you send me a password to get in or is it enough to get through this page?

    Best regards,


  2. Chandramouli Subramanian

    I am a TOI Teach India volunteer teaching spoken English to the underprivileged school pass out children to find gainful employment in Delhi & NCR. I would be keen to learn new and effective ways to teach English from this Conference.

  3. Dr.G. Mary Sunanda

    It is good , if we get the hard copy of all the parallel sessions. The certificate we get is on a par with a refresher course or not ? i have a doubt. kindly clarify ,

  4. sonia


    Wow! This keynote address: The ingredients of quality in teacher education, RodBolitho is really an eye opener for me. I am sure it is definitely going to make a difference in the quality of education that I provide to my students. I am happy to know the ingredients of quality education! Thanks a million, sir RodBolitho.

  5. Pranjal Saikia

    Dear sir/mam,

    I am a teacher from Assam.I have been a Master Trainer of British Council,India for AHA in Assam.

    I want to be a member here.
    Pranjal Saikia

  6. sonia

    Thank you for making us aware of the ” motivation for professional development”, Sir Amol Padwad. Progress has to be conditional & the concept of Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose is absolutely wonderful to ponder on for teachers like me the new or the beginner teachers.

    Thanks Sir, Amol Padwad for explaining the concept of motivation in such a lucid way!

  7. Moumita

    Thanks very much for making this conference available for people like me who couldn’t make it to Hyderabad by bringing it live on this webpage.


  8. Mohmad Alhack

    I started English in secondary school and some more in university . And I decided to come here because I want to improve my English a lot .but only for pleasure . And for me the best place to learn English is in London so I come here .
    Thank you .

  9. sonia verma

    The Plenary: Learning to read in India: challenges and opportunities for enhancing quality in teacher education by Rukmini Banerji Ma’am has really been a thought provoking talk for. I tried to analyze my situation in my classroom & It guides me to reflect back on my teaching as far as the reality is concerned.

    Thanks Rukmini ma’am for such an inspiring talk & the short video which you had shown in the end!

  10. Mian Md. Naushaad Kabir

    It really feels great, as it always does, to listen to Prof. Paul Gunashekar. I recall my pre-PhD classes. His lecture on curriculum presents a very comprehensive overview of the field in relation to Indian teacher education scenario.


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