Freelance teacher trainer and Consultant Bucharest, Romania
PRESENTATION: Career Pathways for Professionals of the 21st Century
Ruxandra Popovici is a freelance English Language Teaching (ELT) trainer, consultant and materials writer. Her post graduate qualifications include a Diploma in ELT Extended Practice and Specialism on English for Academic Purposes from the University of Cambridge, UK and a certificate as an international trainer for English Medium Instruction at the university level from the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK.
In her previous post at the British Council in Romania she co-authored an English language eight-level coursebook, a textbook project impact study, materials writing articles, a citizenship education handbook and an online series of materials for Vocational English acting as a project manager in all instances. She has contributed to conferences and worked with ELT professionals in countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Abstract of the talk:
Career Pathways for Professionals of the 21st Century
Freelance teacher trainer and Consultant
Abstract: This talk will present the main findings of an inquiry into the process of career advancement for professionals in the 21st century. Our contemporary world, characterized as fast, compressed and uncertain, poses complex, often unexpected, challenges for individual work “journeys“.
Open-minded, reflective and engaged professionals equipped with the appropriate knowledge, values and skills will be able to cope with the challenges of these times of change. As a result of this exploration, the proposal that I would like to make here is that successful career paradigms confront and challenge the well-established view that work journeys are predictable and linear, governed by societal expectations and life stages. Concrete aspects in this talk will draw on the experience of working in the English Language Education field.
Keywords: Career pathways, Professional learning and development, Lifelong Learning, Transferability of skills