In April of this year, we had a very popular #AusELT Twitter chat on the topic of setting up and running effective peer observation programs. In a follow up to that, we’d like to share a great article by honorary #AusELTer, Andy Hockley. Andy specialises in leadership and management training, and has conducted research in the area of peer observations. This article was first published in the IATEFL LAMSIG newsletter, and is reproduced here with his permission – thank you, Andy!

MC900439343Professional development for teachers can take many forms, and as academic managers and supervisors it is our responsibility to create and facilitate opportunities for such development. In many cases it is additionally a requirement of an accreditation scheme.

Training on the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) for many years has given me an exceptional opportunity to hear about the performance management and professional development schemes of…

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