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Identifying In-Service Support for Lecturers Working in English Medium Instruction Contexts

  • Ben Beaumont
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Abstract

The growth of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) has not been supported by similar developments in lecturer training, with many lecturers feeling that they cannot create an effective learning environment for EMI students. This study interviewed lecturers with the aim of identifying what in-service support they would find effective in helping develop their EMI delivery skills. The study used semi-structured interviews with respondents from seven countries and eight different institutional affiliations to gather data. With suggestions for an outline framework for lecturers’ professional support, this chapter identifies specific areas for teacher development that include targeted language support and pedagogic training and concludes that such in-service development would not only support lecturers’ day-to-day practice as university educators, but also increase their agency as practitioners in a global educational context.

Keywords

Lecturer training Teacher development Pedagogic training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Beaumont
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  1. 1.Trinity College LondonLondonUK

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