We are delighted to announce details of our PCE for IATEFL 2020 in Manchester!

Typically, when our profession thinks of development opportunities, we often default to certification courses, post-graduate programs, and conferences. Without question, these can be valuable modes for a teacher to develop professionally. However, they can have barriers to access that are out of our control. Additionally, these formalised approaches may leave participant contexts largely out of the equation or be organised from a more top-down perspective. 

At our PCE, we seek to highlight the less celebrated alternative forms of teacher development: those that utilise a localised approach to methodology, focus on teacher-driven needs, and create sustainable impact on curricula, attitudes, or practices.

Key questions will include:

  • What teacher-driven approaches to TD are our community doing already that provide accessible alternatives to formalised training?
  • How do we create or adapt TD initiatives through a local lens? 
  • What impacts do these alternative forms of TD on us that perhaps differ from more traditional approaches to TD?

REGISTER HERE: https://conference.iatefl.org/booking.html

Date & Location

Friday, 17 April 2020
Manchester Central, Room TBD
Full schedule details TBD

IATEFL Conference Link: https://conference.iatefl.org/pce


We are seeking short talks which highlight approaches to and invigorate discussion about forms of teacher development that demonstrate a teacher-driven approach, a localised approach, and those that create sustainable impact.

For more details, the benefits of delivering a talk, and to submit a proposal, click the button!