The Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development recently welcomed 10 teachers from the Hefei Province of China to visit local schools and take part in an onsite programme of teaching and learning.
The delegates were experienced teachers and middle managers from high schools in Hefei city, central China, and considered to be among the best teachers in Anhui, a province with a population of about 60 million. The participants came from 2 separate schools each with a pupil population of more than 5000 learners and 500 staff.
The aim of the visit was for the delegates to experience more of the English education system, to discuss and develop teaching practices and experience a university-led teaching programme.
The bespoke series of teaching sessions, delivered by School of Education staff, has included sessions on Drama Techniques for Live Shows through to Leadership of Pedagogy and Using Mobile Learning Technologies.
Professor Liz Browne, Director of the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development said:
We have been delighted to welcome delegates from China and whilst we created a training programme which we hope addressed their needs, we have also learnt much about their culture and the challenges they experience when working in the Chinese education system. We hope this will be the first of many programmes delivered by the staff in the School of Education.
The programme was organised as part of the work of the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development which works in partnership with providers from all education sectors to best address the challenges facing education today. The Centre offers applied, research-informed consultancy as well as continuing professional development, bespoke training and short courses.
More information about Education services offered by the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development can be found here.