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We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: https://bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Networks help teachers make sense of what they get trained on and what they are exposed to in developmental programmes.’ Professor Amol Padwad, Ambedkar University, Delhi. Three guests from Sri Lanka, India and the UK share their own experiences of teacher networks in South Asia, talking about how networks can consolidate and localise in-service teacher development, what helps to make them successful and some pitfalls to avoid. This is followed by a longer interview in which Professor Simon Borg explores the theme in more detail with Professor Amol Padwad, Ambedkar University, Delhi. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Stir Education http://bit.ly/35s8HZx The Tejas project (British Council -Government of Maharashtra – Tata Trusts) https://www.britishcouncil.in/sites/default/files/tejas_stories_of_change_english.pdf Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Raising students’ learning outcomes’, ‘Inclusive education’ and ‘Technology in education’. The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV In this episode, Rahat Rizwan, Director Programmes-Education, CARE International, Pakistan discussed typical in-service teacher development models in Pakistan, and then Rob Lewis interviews Professor Simon Borg to find out more about approaches that work in teacher professional development. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: ‘Tanggap, tiklop, tago’ (receive, fold, keep): Perceptions of best practice in ELT INSET. (British Council, 2012): http://bit.ly/2ZXI6m1 Zepeda, S. J. (2019). Professional development: What works (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge. http://bit.ly/2QxvyyW Walter, C. and Briggs J.G. What professional development makes the most difference to teachers? (OUP, 2012): http://bit.ly/2SYHBqs Borg, S. Teacher evaluation: Global perspectives and their implications for English language teaching: A literature review (British Council 2018):  http://bit.ly/39MvP8L British Council Continuing Professional Development Framework for teachers and teacher educators:  http://bit.ly/2Qtf0rC ______________________________ Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Raising students’ learning outcomes’, ‘Inclusive education’ and ‘Technology in education’. The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘It’s not about technology. It’s about what technology enables you to do.’ Dr Gary Motteram, University of Manchester This episode examines the increasingly prominent role of digital technology in education in South Asia. After hearing from Ayesha Kabeer of DevTrio Consultants, Pakistan, Professor Simon Borg interviews Dr Gary Motteram, considering how to manage obstacles which new technology might bring, and make the most of the opportunities it undoubtedly offers.  The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Ertmer, P. Addressing first- and second-order barriers to change: Strategies for technology integration. Educational Technology Research and Development. Volume 4, No. 4 (1999), pp47-61: http://bit.ly/2ZWKQQE Students, computers and learning (OECD, 2015): http://bit.ly/2FDkzOd Ilm on wheels (Center for Education Innovations, 2012): http://bit.ly/2Qttvvu Motteram, G. (ed). Teaching and technology: case studies from India (British Council, 2017): http://bit.ly/36vo6dd Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Inclusive education’, ‘Raising learning outcomes’ and ‘Educational planning’. The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Effective educational planning means that time, money and energy are used productively to genuinely improve the outcomes of education for individuals … and for the nation.’ Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds Planning underpins any educational system, and our guests in this episode, Dr Rukmini Banerjee, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, and Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds, draw on their extensive experience and talk about planning cycles, frameworks and lessons that can be learnt from research in the area. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (United Nations, 2015) http://bit.ly/2LfFiuD Education policy planning process and applied framework (UNESCO, 1995): http://bit.ly/2SWc8oV Pasi Sahlberg, P. (2014). Finnish Lessons Mark 2: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland. Teachers College Press: New York. http://bit.ly/2Quutrz DFID Education Policy 2018: Get Children Learning (DFID, 2018) - see Section 4: http://bit.ly/2QVbFjY ________________________________ Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Inclusive education’, ‘Raising learning outcomes’ and ‘Technology in education’. The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Students need a minimum of six years of mother tongue education before this can be replaced by an international language such as English.’ Associate Professor Kathleen Heugh, University of South Australia This episode explores the factors behind the push for EMI in South Asia and worldwide, whether it is beneficial for children’s education and when and how to introduce English as a second language. Join Rob Lewis and Professor Simon Borg as they speak to Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Professor of Multilingualism, University of Reading, Ernesto Macaro, Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Oxford and Kathleen Heugh, Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: The research project Multilingualism and Multiliteracy: Raising learning outcomes in challenging contexts in primary schools across India. http://bit.ly/2OK5GyK Multilingualism and multiliteracy in primary education in India: a discussion of some methodological challenges of an interdisciplinary research project http://bit.ly/2LiOOwO Read these recent British Council publications investigating different aspects of EMI: English as a medium of instruction - a global phenomenon  http://bit.ly/2rQ1pRw English language and medium of instruction in basic education in low and middle-income countries: a British Council perspective http://bit.ly/2rYuASb ___________________________ Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Raising students’ learning outcomes’, ‘Inclusive education’ and ‘Technology in education’. The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV Preparing young people for the workplace they will find when finishing their education has, for some time now, cast a spotlight on what are often called ‘21st century skills’. Interviewees this episode explore why these skills are so important to the region, as well as some essential considerations when aiming to incorporate them into curricula. Join Rob Lewis and Professor Simon Borg as they interview Dr Tara Béteille, Senior Economist at the World Bank, Shankar Adhikari, Curriculum Officer, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal, and Dr Akanksha Bapna, Founder and CEO, Evaldesign. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Ready to Learn. Ready to Thrive. Before School, In School and Beyond School in South Asia. (World Bank, 2019) http://bit.ly/R2LR2TiSaBS Enhancing youth employability: What? Why? and How? Guide to core work skills. (International Labour Organisation, 2013): http://bit.ly/EYEWWH Partners in Life Skills Education: Conclusions from a United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting. World Health Organization. 1999: http://bit.ly/PiLSE    Framework for 21st Century Learning. (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009): http://bit.ly/FfC21L OECD Learning Compass framework: http://bit.ly/OECDLCF   The Handbook on Measuring 21st Century Skills: http://bit.ly/THoMC21S ________________________________________ The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV Simon Borg interviews Phil Dexter, who spent many years leading in this area for the British Council, to find out about definitions of inclusive education, what good inclusive education policy might look like, and what it means in the classroom. We also hear from Huma Masood of UNESCO, to find out more about inclusive education policy and practice in the South Asia region. Links: • The Salamanca statement and framework for action on special needs education (UNESCO, 1994): http://bit.ly/SALASTAT • British Council Continuing Professional Development Framework for teachers: http://bit.ly/BCCPD • N for nose: state of the education report for India 2019; children with disabilities:http://bit.ly/NforNose Sign up to receive emails each time an episode is released, including useful links and related information: www.britishcouncil.lk/focus-education-south-asia The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV Simon interviews Sarah Richardson on the theme of student learning outcomes, outlining how they can be relevant and effective in raising the standards of an education system, as well as highlighting some considerations that need to be kept in mind when they are implemented. We also hear from two guests who some insight into the regional context. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: http://bit.ly/UNSDG2030 • The Delhi government’s curriculum reform: http://bit.ly/DelhiEduRev • From access to quality: improving learning outcomes in South Asia (ACER India, 2018): http://bit.ly/ImpEduOut Sign up to receive emails each time an episode is released, including useful links and related information: www.britishcouncil.lk/focus-education-south-asia The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV In this first episode of the series, Professor Simon Borg interviews Dr Rukmini Banerjee, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, who talks about the importance of realistic assessment and other aspects of a successful education system. We also hear from Maya Menon, Founder-Director of The Teacher Foundation, who highlights the importance of long-term education planning and shares her experience of working in India. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: • Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach http://bit.ly/2P4i2Rd • Learning Camps in Uttar Pradesh http://bit.ly/34Hivzh • The Teacher Foundation http://bit.ly/2r4nn34 Sign up to receive emails each time an episode is released, including useful links and related information: https://www.britishcouncil.lk/focus-education-south-asia The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
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