Can an online course on UK education replace the face-to-face UK experience?

  • Session B

Presenter(s): Susi Pearson

sponsored by NILE

In 2020, Covid forced the academic team at the Norwich Institute for Language Education to rethink how we could deliver our long-standing 3-week summer UK school placement experience online. Since then, we have run our Insights into the UK Education System course for almost 200 primary and secondary participants from three different Swiss Teacher Education Institutes, with very positive results. This talk will outline how we went about building and delivering this online course, with examples from the course content itself, and tailoring it where necessary to different institutions’ requests. It will also look at how participants have said they have benefited from the experience in the absence of the opportunity to have a face-to-face placement.