Professional Development Unit

Aims & Mission

In DBE (Department of Basic English), PDU aims to imprint instructors a certain feeling of life-long learning and self-directed teacher learning and development. Teachers' own learning and development has a big impact on learners' learning and motivation. That's why teachers’ shared practices, self-reflections, peer reflections and observations are the main practices of our unit.

During each academic year we try to see how teachers progress regarding their teaching and their feelings as a teacher

 What we aim to see and pay attention during an observation is;

  • Teaching methodology and how teachers approach to learners' learning in a 21st century tertiary level classroom
  • Areas that teachers feel that they are strong
  • Areas they need to develop further
  • Technology use and how comfortable teachers feel