From Teacher to Leader!

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Date: 10th May 2019

Time: 12:15 – 13:40

Room: South Wharf

Presented By : Ali Shahsavand

To support teachers in becoming leaders, we must empower them first. In the 21st Century, teachers are sometimes required to have a variety of roles, such as study planners, course designers, assessors, time managers and counsellors. This is especially true when dealing with a group of students with mixed abilities.

The ability to perform well in varied roles is part of what equips the teacher to be a leader. A good example would be a teacher that decides to negotiate the syllabus of a course for a group of high-level learners, who are potentially preparing to sit a Langauge test or chair a business meeting. The learners identify, with the assistance and help of the teacher/leader, what they need, and contribute to the design of a suitable course that is tailored to their needs.

In this talk/presentation we will address some of the challenges and issues teachers are faced with in their workplace and classrooms, especially when students have short-term language aims, such as preparing for a language test. This talk will also explore and introduce some useful resources that teachers can benefit from.”