English in Action: a new approach to continuing professional development through the use of mediated video, peer support and low-cost mobilephones in Bangladesh

Woodward, Clare; Griffiths, Malcolm and Solly, Michael (2014). English in Action: a new approach to continuing professional development through the use of mediated video, peer support and low-cost mobilephones in Bangladesh. In: Hayes, David ed. Innovations In The Continuing Professional Development Of English Language Teachers. London: British Council, pp. 227–248.

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In this chapter, we will look at the context within which CPD operates in Bangladesh and describe earlier and concurrent approaches to dealing with an overwhelming need for in-service training of teachers. We will then outline the innovative concept of mediated video that EIA has developed using materials on Secure Digital (SD) cards in accessible low-cost mobile phones to deliver a more personalized and reflective approach to teacher professional development and also tell the story from the perspective of a teacher participating in the project. The chapter will conclude by discussing how the EIA approach is demonstrating the potential to be a very effective model for continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in development contexts, being scaleable, adaptable, sustainable and economically viable for both teachers and governments.

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