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Introductions

Aim of this lecture

According to Cambridge Dictionary:

TRAINING is the process of learning the skills needed for a job or activity.

EDUCATION is the study of methods and theories of teaching, and the process by which
we impart useful knowledge.

Therefore,

A TEACHER TRAINER helps teachers learn the specific technical skills which they need to
teach.

A TEACHER EDUCATOR helps teachers understand what they do in the classroom,
helping them to critically choose what course of action to take.

TEACHER TRAINING comprises technical skills.

TEACHER EDUCATION comprises technical skills, knowledge about teaching and
language, and adequacy of attitudes and behavior.

Its not just a matter of linguistic preference.
education
training
Education and training are both learning processes and both are important. The key
distinction is the breadth and focus of the subject matter.
Lets use the term ToT Teacher of Teachers
Historical Overview:

1
st
half of 19
th
Century: First training colleges, aimed at teachers for primary schools;

2
nd
half of 19
th
Century: Economic depression, cut-backs and lack of status for the profession, raise in the number of women teachers, raise in the number of
uncertificated teachers

Beginning of 20
th
Century: Improvement of general education, First Boards of Education.

1934: Criao dos Cursos de Letras no Brasil

The Second World War and Post-War Period: Raise in the number of women teachers, concern about the caliber of teacher training

1942: Reforma Capanema, Criao de Muitos Manuais

1945: Idel Becker

1950s: Growth in the Demand

1962: First ELT Training Course (International House)

1970: Primeiro Programa de Ps-Graduao

1978: Primeiro Evento Brasileiro com Enfoque em ELT

1985: RSA/Cambridge CTEFLA

1986: Criao do Braz-Tesol

1996: RSA/Cambridge CELTA

1999: DELTA

2001: Cambridge ESOL CELTA

2008: Delta




Characteristiscs ToTs Need To Have


- Physical stamina
- Mental stamina
- Good management skills
- Capacity to engage people
- Capacity to read people
- Good understanding of methodology
- Good understanding of techniques
- Good understanding of language
- Ability of simplifying things
- Ability to listen
- Ability to negotiate
- Flexibility
- Social skills
- Interest and keeping abreast of theory and practice
- Ability to prioritize
- Perception of wider issues
- Involvement in the preparation of teachers
- Low profile
Academic

Attitudinal

Maganerial


How t hone these skills

Academic


How t hone these skills

Attitudinal


How t hone these skills

Managerial


How to Become a Trainer


Learning the Hard Way vs. Travelling the More Travelled Road


Certificated trainers are better looked at


Networking


The Routine of a Teacher Trainer


). To finish, I will clarify if teacher education is a career for every teacher, and whether it
is or it is not the next logical step in a TEFL teacher's career

What not to do




Be boring!
Be pushy.
Nag.

Practical Ideas

References to get started

Questions?