MATE 37th Annual Conference: Agadir, Morocco, 30-31 January & 1-2 February, 2017
Theme: Innovating Language Education: What Influential Roles for Teachers.
في موضوع: تجديد التربية اللغوية : أية أدوار مؤثرة للمدرس؟
In a technology-driven world, the contemporary education field has become so dynamic that constant change is inevitable. For an educational policy to succeed, therefore, it is required to allow for innovation as an essential feature of its performance to be able to deal with novel situations and everyday challenges. When it comes to effective student learning and successful educational reform, there is one key factor that has an influential role in change management: The teacher. Successful educational reforms and endeavors rely much on the ability of teachers to accommodate new teaching methodologies to the classroom situation. This can only be achieved through teacher training and professional development programs that aim not only at developing core teaching skills, but also at equipping teachers with the necessary knowledge and competencies to be life-long learners who can deal with novel situations in the most effective manners.