London, UK

The second meeting in the BASKET partnership was organised in London, at NRDC, Institute of Education, on February 26-28, and focused on methods, balance between theory and practice and the most important challenges in continuous development of basic skill teachers. The PowerPoint presentations from the meeting are linked to the programme below.

Sunday, February 26th
Time Description Who
19.00 Dinner: meet in the reception of the Institute of Education For those who arrive in time.
Monday, February 27th
Time Description Who 
09.30-10.00 Welcome Practical informationShort updates  from all partners Helen / partners
10.00-11.15 Challenges from the grid:
In this session we will present an analysis of the challenges identified by the partners and discuss this in relation to the themes identified in the BASKET proposal.
David / all partners
11.15- 11.30 Coffee break  
11.30-12.30 NRDC Review of Literature on Teacher Education In 2006 NRDC produced a review of the academic literature (in English) on teacher education. This contains a number of interesting themes which we feel will be helpful in framing discussions within BASKET. Helen / David
12.30-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-14.30 Adult basic skills teacher training in England Helen / Anne
14.30-15.00 Coffee break  
15.00-16.45 Theory and practice: teaching practice groups
Teaching practice (TP) groups provide a way of training teachers in the practical elements of teaching and can also be used for assessment. Their particular strength is in joining theory and practice. We will use film of teachers training using TP groups to lead a discussion of the place of theory and practice in Initial Teacher Education.
David / Vera
16.45  Summary of the day Helen
17.00            Close and free time  
20.00 Dinner All
Tuesday 28th February
Time Description Who
09.30-11.15 Training teachers of literacy language and numeracy a practical example
the IOE Post-graduate certificate of educationPresentation and practical demonstration by IOE course team members followed by exchange of experience and discussions.
Irene / Sam
11.15-11.30 Coffee break  
11.30-12.30 Teaching basic literacy to speakers of other languages Karen Dudley and John Sutter, Learning Unlimited
12.30-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-14.30 Adult basic skills teacher training in Scotland Cath Hamilton
14.30-15.30 Closing remarks and plans for Zurich
Short evaluation
Helen / David / partners