Mobile phones for professional development and English teaching in Bangladesh

Walsh, Christopher S., Shrestha, Prithvi, and Hedges, Claire (2013) Mobile phones for professional development and English teaching in Bangladesh. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 13 (2). pp. 183-200.

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Using mobile phones for large-scale teacher professional development in developing economies like Bangladesh is rare. We present a case study of English in Action (EIA) and its use of mobile technologies, audiovisual materials and portable rechargeable speakers that moves beyond documenting their functionality as ubiquitous handheld hardware to enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. It presents compelling evidence of an effective and innovative professional development intervention that simultaneously improves students' communicative English language acquisition. We argue this large-scale intervention is significant in enhancing teachers' professional knowledge and presents important implications for using mobile phones for international development.

Item ID: 43531
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1471-8197
Funders: Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Projects and Grants: DFID English in Action
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 00:03
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 100%
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