Arthur O'Toole

MENA : British Council ‘How to…” guides for MENA Teacher Educators

Between December 2021 and March 2022, four Transform ELT consultants were commissioned by the British Council to write ‘How To…’ guides for teachers educators in the MENA region: ·      How can interventions that focus on (a) teacher motivation, (b) teacher                 identity and (c) teacher resilience be incorporated into programmes […]

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Pakistan – Materials development for English as a Subject for Teachers and Educators: International editor (2022-2024)

In partnership with the British Council and Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development. This editorial role involves overseeing the production over a 30-month period of a sequence of CPD courses by a team of Pakistan-based and international writers. The programme, which will be mandatory for a population of 108,000 teachers, comprises 90 hours of materials to

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ASEAN Online CPD Research

This baseline ‘landscape’ research was conducted into current pre- and in-service professional development for English teachers working in basic education (primary & secondary education) in six ASEAN countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia) looked into innovations in CPD, notably online/digital CPD since the beginning of the pandemic. The findings of the research will be

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Bangladesh – Research into Understanding primary school teachers’ participation in online and offline professional communities

This project aimed to provide insight into online and face-to-face teaching communities in Bangladesh (with online focus), what communities do they use, what do they want to get out of these communities, and how these communities can be supported and improved (with focus on primary teachers). The research is also expected to provide insight into

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ELT Road Show Cuba, #InglesparaElDesarrollo 2022

Alan Mackenzie spent three weeks in Cuba Oct-Nov 2022 delivering a series of workshops for the British Council ELT Road Show Cuba #InglesparaElDesarrollo2022 help face to face in the different locations: Havana, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos. This event is part of the capacity building actions for the teachers and students (teachers in training) of EFL

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Nepal – English Language Teacher Education Project (ELTEP) Evaluation Report

In December 2021 we were engaged to collate all the available information from base, mid and endline data ELTEP and write a comprehensive report for external audiences. A second set of internal recommendations were shared in a separate document. The report evaluated the project activities. Baseline and endline data included APTIS test scores and classroom

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Sub-Saharan Africa – Online Content Editing (2021-2022)

This multi-faceted project was designed to support the development of resources for Teaching English Africa, a regional version of the British Council’s Teaching English website, an English Connects initiative. As well as editing a substantial stock of unpublished resource materials for teachers devised for the website, project responsibilities also included the delivery of a series

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Vietnam: Formative Assessment Guidelines and Materials

In 2021 The National Foreign Languages Project (NFLP), part of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam, engaged Cambridge University Press (Vietnam) to produce overarching guidelines for formative assessment, together with classroom materials for use by teachers at lower (Grades 6-9) and upper (Grades 10-12) secondary levels. Similar guidelines and materials had already

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West Africa: English Connects – CPD Video Series

English Connects: CPD Video Series Filmed in Cameroon, Gabon and Côte d’Ivoire, a series of 10 themed videos with associated observation and discussion tasks form a CPD resource for teachers.  Because these videos demonstrate good practice and can be watched anywhere and at any time, they help to reach remote locations and help stimulate discussion

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