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Episode 8:  In-Service Teacher Development

Episode 8: In-Service Teacher Development

Update: 2020-03-18


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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):

Zepeda, S. J. (2019). Professional development: What works (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Walter, C. and Briggs J.G. What professional development makes the most difference to teachers? (OUP, 2012):

Borg, S. Teacher evaluation: Global perspectives and their implications for English language teaching: A literature review (British Council 2018):

British Council Continuing Professional Development Framework for teachers and teacher educators:


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’.

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Episode 8:  In-Service Teacher Development

Episode 8: In-Service Teacher Development

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