Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and Counsellors
Monday 05 February 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday 18 March 2018 - 23:59

With this online course from the British Council, you will improve your teaching skills by exploring professional development. It will help you develop your reflective skills and improve your practice in the classroom.

The course will cover the follow topics:

  • Understanding continuing professional development
  • Areas for professional development
  • The challenges and solutions of professional development
  • Defining and explaining reflective practice
  • Understanding and using Kolb’s cycle as a reflective tool
  • Considering peer observations as a means of professional development
  • Learning through and from classroom observation and peer feedback
  • Understanding what communities of practices are and why they are important
  • Exploring a range of online communities of practice
  • Building the necessary skills for interacting in communities of practice
  • Refining the skills to observe your own classroom
  • Exploring the Spiral of Inquiry as a tool for improving classroom practice
  • Understanding the importance of being a lifelong learner
  • Creating your own iterative professional development plan

The course will start on Monday 05 February 2018 and it will last six weeks. Find out more about the free online course on the FutureLearn website