CHANDARA SAM (AUSTRALIAN CENTER OF EDUCATION (ACE) )

DESIGNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS : LANGUAGE LEARNING

Professional development events should encourage teachers to be reflective practitioners (Schon, 1987). In fact, teacher trainings play a certain role in enhancing students learning outcomes as what teachers absorb in training or training sessions might be implemented in classrooms. In designing professional development events, it requires particular elements to promote conceptualization, reflective observation and active experimentation through concrete experiences Kolb (1984). Added to that, the main objective of teacher training should maintain theory of action, a private, combined but developing system of knowledge, experience and worth which is relatable to teaching practices at any particular time (Handal and Lauvas, 1987: 9). With evidence-based methods, this session will stress the importance of cycle, input methods, tasks and vital concepts on how to design comprehensive, engaging, and relevant teacher training sessions.

SAM Chandara has been teaching English as a foreign language since 2016. In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in TESOL from Panasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). Currently, he is teaching English in Australian Center of Education (ACE) while serving as a language learning adviser and an academic counselor. Teacher training, Mind Brain Education( MBE), and critical thinking are his areas of interest and he is also a firm believer of lifelong learning.