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Morocco CPD conference unites Maghreb countries

28 February 2013 |

A report in the 'Morocco World News' informs us of the Hammamet ELT 2013 Conference, a three day English Language Teaching workshop on Continuous Professional Development attended by some 50 participants from the four Maghreb countries of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Libya brought together Ministry officials, teacher trainers and teachers from both public and private sectors. The aim was to help each delegation develop a framework for CPD which they would seek to implement in their country.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the only way practitioners can avoid professional atrophy; the feeling that one has done it all before. It is an obligation that is common to most professions, a rewarding challenge for those who embark and a dream for those who stay behind.

In his presentations, Professor Simon Borg from Leeds University highlighted the crucial role of CPD in allowing teachers, teacher trainers and teacher supervisors to better serve English language education. Simon’s presentations focused on CPD strategies, the profitability of classroom-oriented small-scale action research projects and the challenges which CPD leadership will undoubtedly encounter.

The rest of the article, by Rachida Guelzim, Mohammed Akkouch and Khalil Zakari can be read online at the Morocco World News website.

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