Macedonian EFL teachers on continuing professional development: What does their discourse tell us?
Elena Ončevska Ager and Mark Wyatt
23rd November 2016, 17.00 GMT
In this webinar we will discuss our forthcoming article Teachers’ cognitions regarding continuing professional development (CPD), which drew on data from Macedonian EFL contexts. Our study looked into what Macedonian teachers had to say about CPD, and also how they said it, specifically focusing on emergent CPD metaphors and the linguistic devices employed in the teachers’ discourse. We found that the teachers' conceptualisations of CPD were only partially aligned with essentially top-down government policy and recommend a focus on teacher-driven, bottom-up approaches to CPD, such as reflective practice and teacher research in this context.