Experience is the best teacher: Developing teaching philosophy through in- and out-of-classroom experiences

by Rowland Anthony Imperial   Introduction In higher education (HE), English language teaching (ELT) practitioners often struggle to meet the ever-increasing demand for English language/communication (EL/C) or EMI courses due to the limited availability of teachers. This is often challenging for novice ELT practitioners who have to conduct EL/C courses in area(s) outside of their […]

SDC Features: Special Interest Groups – Setting It Up

Focused Collaboration: Setting up and Facilitating a Special Interest Group by Dara Richard   What motivated you to initiate this SIG? I was originally motivated because I feel small groups of practitioners working collaboratively is effective professional development. I proposed in 2016 that the Staff Development Committee (SDC) supports a culture of scholarly teaching by […]