British Council India is delighted to announce the launch of a new award scheme for teacher educators and academics to mentor a group of English language teachers on their action research projects. This scheme provides an excellent opportunity to support teachers and:
- create an environment and framework that enables a group of teachers to try out different approaches and ideas
- develop their reflective practice
- make choices and decisions about their teaching styles
- develop their confidence
- help them improve their student learning.
Induction of the AARMS mentors
On the 20-21 February 2017 we held our induction for 13 out of the 14 AARMS mentors in Delhi. The induction was hosted by the AARMS facilitators: Amol Padwad and Richard Smith. Over the course of a day and a half Amol and Richard introduced the main principles and practices of action research, which prompted plenty of rich and lively discussions around the AARMS mentors’ hopes and expectations for their mentees. Time was also spent exploring the role of a mentor and what qualities and skills they would need to exhibit to effectively support their mentees. At the end of the induction all the mentors expressed their excitement about the scheme and getting to work with their mentees. Watch this space!