IATEFL 2013 – What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Jump to 65:46 to find out the sound of one hand clapping:

Video:A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholars’ presentation. Becoming an effective English teacher: who, what and where helps it happen?

Although the initial question to the speaker Hintsa Haddush from Ethiopia was not captured on the camera I imagine that the point he was making is that teachers supporting each other to develop (two hands clapping) is more powerful than isolated development (one hand clapping). The remarkable co-ordinated presentation by the 11 speakers essentially highlighted their experiences of informal teacher training via grassroots organization pitched at the local context.

Having admired the marvelously orchestrated speeches, the open Q&A session I found most interesting, shame more time was not devoted to that!

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