British Council

Friday, 5 October 2018 to Saturday, 6 October 2018
DIDAC India 2018, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

The British Council is participating at the DIDAC India 2018 exhibition, Pragati Maidan, Delhi on 5-6 October 2018. Please find below the details of the workshops that we are facilitating on the theme of Core Skills. To participate in the workshop, you need to register on the links given below and you will also receive a certificate.

Teaching Core Skills – Jemima Hughes, Senior Academic Manager

Friday 5 October 2018 | 12:30 pm – 13:30 pm

This session will give a brief overview of the British Council’s core skills that have been identified as essential to the development of individuals ready to take on the challenges of today’s globally connected world. This session will explore practical teaching approaches to enable teachers to introduce these skills and competencies in their classrooms. Interactive pedagogy plays an important role in the teaching of core skills and a number of the most effective techniques will be modelled during the session. Teaching approaches will include: 

  • Questioning and dialogue – oral language interventions: interactive questioning style, dialogue, thinking together
  • Group work – collaborative learning: peer-support, peer tutoring, pair work, mastery learning
  • Assessment for learning – increasing meta-cognition, self-regulation and self-directed learning.

Register here: http://indiadidac.org/idaconnect/day-2/british-council-1/

Leading Core Skills – Duncan Wilson, Director English, India 

Saturday 6 October 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session introduces the British Council’s six core skills with the aim of raising awareness and deepening school leaders’ understanding of why these core skills and competencies are important for their students. We will also establish a connection between effective leadership practices and the core skills highlighting how they can positively influence the provision of teaching and learning in the classroom. The latter half of the session will introduce some appropriate tools for school leaders to monitor and assess how well these skills are presently being taught so they are able to identify opportunities to integrate core skills into their school’s curriculum.

Register here: http://indiadidac.org/idaconnect/day-3/british-council-2/