Date: Saturday 9th November


Venue: IH London, 16 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LQ


Conference Programme


Time Agenda
09.00 Welcome and Refreshments
09.30 Conference Opening and Welcome from IH London & key sponsor, Cambridge English
09.30 – 10.30 Flipping Training panel with special guests
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.45 Talk session 1
12.00 – 12.45 Talk session 2
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14:15 – 15.00 Talk session 3
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30 Meeting of training strands
16.45 – 17.45 Closing plenary with Nick Bilbrough, Founder and Coordinator of the Hands Up Project, ELTon winner for Local Innovation: ‘The relevant in the room: learner voices in teacher education’
17:45 Closing Remarks
18:00 Drinks Reception

Confirmed Featured Speakers 


Nick Bilbrough
Founder and Coordinator of the Hands Up Project & ELTon 2019 winner for Local Innovation

The Relevant in The Room: learner voices in teacher education 

Opening remarks by Adrian Underhill 
Jacqueline Douglas – Developing teachers: a post-course commitment to progress with CLIL
Ed Russell & Emma Runkel – New ways to avoid monotony, fear and ignorance in class
Alastair Douglas & Jane Richbell – Re-invent the wheel? Making Action research on Delta more effective
Johanna Stirling, Susi Pearson & Thom Kiddle – Investigating the impact of online teacher development courses
Dan Sumner & Dr Teti Dragas – Reflections on using video in TP at two UK-based university teacher education courses
Sue Annan & Harry Hall – What is necessary? Stripping back content in the Trinity CertTESOL 
Ben Beaumont – The future is plurilingual. Let’s make teaching qualifications plurilingual too 
Danny Norrington-Davies & Richard Chinn – Helping teachers with learner language
Jonny Ingham & Christine Helme – Little by little – can an incremental coaching model improve teaching
Richard Smith & Sagun Shrestha – Sharing success stories: an enhancement approach for low resource and challenging contexts
Jason Anderson – Topsy-turvy training: An attempt to blend top-down and bottom-up approaches to in-service teacher training in China.
Madeleine Du Vivier on behalf of Cambridge English Assessment -‘Helping candidates with mental health issues to achieve their full potential on teacher training courses’
Melissa Lamb & Jan Madakbas, IH London – ‘Flipping Delta’
Panagiota Giaouri, IH London: PBL in YL – A framework for self-reflection and self-evaluation for students and teachers

Who is this Conference for?


  • Teacher educators & trainers
  • Academic managers & directors
  • Teacher trainers in training
  • Researchers & academics
  • Education product developers


Benefits of Attending


Be a part of innovation in teacher education through discussions and workshops which will shape new ways of teaching and training and make change happen.


Meet conference delegates that are leaders in the industry – teacher educators, academic managers and directors, university lecturers, highly experienced teachers and training providers.


Get insight into real-life teaching experiences and experiments by hearing about relevant and recent classroom research presented by our speakers


Feed off the energy and excitement brought to the conference by the attendees, with plenty of opportunities for networking and building connections, with highly skilled practitioners!


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