"Teacher Training and MOOCs" by Nora Lizenberg

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on Nov, 25 2013

Last October I had the opportunity to present a paper at 25th ICDE Conference (ICDE stands for International Council for Open and Distance Education) held in Tianjin, a city 114km from Beijing, in China. 

In the presentation, I told the audience the learning design for teacher training that I use for the subject I delivered at Joaquín V. González Teacher Training college, and a possible model for its expansion at institutional level and at a national level in open and distance learning modality.

The way we teach English as a Foreign Language in Argentina arose interest from unexpected parts of the world such as Hong Kong, or the Open University in UK for their teacher training programs in Africa.

Interview on APIBA

in Blog
on Nov, 25 2013

A Year 4 teacher trainee from I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “Juan R. Fernández” has contacted APIBA President Analía Kandel to find out more about the Association as part of an assignment from her “English Language 4” teacher, APIBA Member Claudia Ferradas.

 

Teacher Trainee (TT): Why is it important to join the Association?

Analía Kandel (AK): Teacher trainees can join the APIBA Junior Programme when they are finishing their studies apiba.org.ar/nuestra-asociacion/programas/apiba-junior. According to APIBA Statutes, Article 5, only Teachers of English with an officially-recognised degree can become Members apiba.org.ar/quienes-somos/estatutos. Association activities, such as lectures and seminars, are open to any interested parties whether members or not. As in any profession, it is important for colleagues to join a Professional Association in order to have a forum where to keep up to date and continue their professional growth after graduation, to network with colleagues from various institutions and thus broaden their professional horizons.

APIBA Closing 2013: Asamblea General Ordinaria - SIGs Closing Event - End-of-year Toast

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on Nov, 16 2013