Ben Beaumont presented on 'Finding the Target: Focussing Teachers' CPD in a Digital Age' at the 7th online Future of English Language Teaching Conference.
See the video recording below:
This talk reports on a three-country survey on teachers digital CPD needs undertaken as a collaboration between Trinity College London and the British Council between November 2021 and March 2022. Using both questionnaires and interviews, a 10-person team of researchers conducted research with over 7,000 teachers in state sector education in China, Japan, and South Korea. The findings are specific to teachers and teacher educators working in the three target countries, but with the growing use of online CPD and commonalities to be found in state sector contexts globally, the recommendations have application for teachers and teacher education providers in other territories worldwide. I will first outline the nature of the research proposal and scale of the research undertaking, explaining the reasons for research aims and methods. I will then explain how the multi-phase analysis led to the research findings and conclusions. The main focus of the talk will be on the research findings and the implications for teachers and teacher educators.
About the presenter
Ben Beaumont is Head of Teacher Education at Trinity College London and is interested in helping teachers deliver effective learning. Having moved between private ELT and state sector teacher education roles, Ben is keen to help share best practice between both. Apart from being academic lead for Trinity College’s teacher educations programmes, Ben’s research interests include support for teachers in English Medium Instruction contexts and his personal interests include trying to stop his cat clawing up his carpet.