Continuing Professional Development Unit of HKU School of Foreign Languages continues its development process with in-service trainings to provide a more effective language teaching environment, as well as trainings from international organizations that support educational activities. In this context, our Continuous Professional Development Unit Coordinator Intructor Baraa SABE participated in the Mentorship Training Programme organized with the title “Cambridge Teacher Development Turkey Mentorship Training Programme ” by Cambridge University Press in Adana, on 8th, 9th March 2019.
In the program tutored by Oya BAŞARAN (PhD), who has forty years of experience in the field of English Language Education and Educational Management as a teacher, trainer, coordinator, director, inspector, consultant, coach and mentor, the following topics were studied.
- Types of Observation-related Professional Development
- What is mentoring?
- Mentoring models
- Core mentoring skills
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Mentoring Practice
- Culture, context, connection mindsets
- Formative feedback on teaching learning practices
- Obervation based Professional Development Actvities
Ways to support Professional Development:
- Peer observation
- Learner observation
- Swapping lessons
- Video observation
- Team teaching