NILE Winter Webinars ‘An Enquiry-Based Approach to INSET’ | Tom Sarney
Date(s) - 09/12/2015
16:00 - 17:00
‘An Enquiry-Based Approach to INSET’ | Tom Sarney
9th December 2016 | 4pm-5pm
“Most teachers and institutions recognise the need for continuous professional development and this is often delivered via INSET (in-service training) sessions. These, however, can be tricky for busy trainers and heads to organise and are sometimes met with little enthusiasm by teachers. In this webinar we will start by looking at some common issues with a traditional approach to in-service training and then we will explore how enquiry-based INSET can tackle some of these problems. I will illustrate the main principles of this approach by describing my own experience setting up such a project and give you some hints for implementing it in your own school or institution.”
Tom Sarney has been a teacher and teacher trainer in Australia, Thailand, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia for over 15 years and has just returned to the UK. The majority of his time abroad was spent working with the British Council on CELTA, Delta, ICELT, and CELTYL programmes as well as designing in-house training programmes based on materials design and action research cycles. He is currently finishing his MA in language education specialising in teacher development and materials adaptation.
Tom’s interests in EFL are currently integrating cinema into courses, task based teaching and learning and trying to create ‘flow’ in the classroom.