Peer Training as a means of Onsite Professional Development for Ecuadorian English Teachers

  • Christian Andrade-Molina Universidad Técnica del Norte, Facultad de Educación Ciencia y Tecnología; Ibarra, Ecuador
  • Adriana Aroca-Fárez Universidad Técnica del Norte, Facultad de Educación Ciencia y Tecnología; Ibarra, Ecuador
  • Daniel Sono-Toledo Universidad Técnica del Norte, Facultad de Educación Ciencia y Tecnología; Ibarra, Ecuador

Resumen

Continuous professional development of instructors is a preponderant factor in high quality education systems [12]; [14]; [2]; [4] [9]. In Ecuador, it has been observed that a substantial number of years have gone by in which limited of onsite regular courses for professional development of English as a Foreign Langue (EFL) educators has existed. This paper is aimed to contribute a feasible proposal for training EFL teachers in situ: peer training, a professional development approach, which has been carried out with limited resources and yet being highly effective [4]. We, the authors, recommend an initiative to create a chain of knowledge, by encouraging EFL educators in Ecuador to become outlets of knowledge distribution.

Publicado
jul 18, 2017
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ANDRADE-MOLINA, Christian; AROCA-FÁREZ, Adriana; SONO-TOLEDO, Daniel. Peer Training as a means of Onsite Professional Development for Ecuadorian English Teachers. CienciAmérica, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 55-60, jul. 2017. ISSN 1390-9592. Disponible en: <http://cienciamerica.uti.edu.ec/openjournal/index.php/uti/article/view/84>. Fecha de acceso: 18 ago. 2019