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April 2021 - Year 23 - Issue 2

ISSN 1755-9715

A Welcome Message from the New Editor of the Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal – TTTJ

I am very pleased to announce that the Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal will soon be back and available for the global teacher education community. I have taken on the role of editor of the journal and I will endeavour to continue to meet the highest of standards of professionalism over the last 35 years under the excellent guidance of Tessa Woodward and Marian Nicholson. I realise that I have somewhat very oversize shoes to fill in meeting these standards set by Tessa and Marian!!!

In these 35 years The Teacher Training Journal has had a unique and high reputation for excellence as a voice of teacher education communities with a  geographical spread representing published contributions from authors based in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The USA, The UK, Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales.

New times, though, requires new approaches and innovations as we move forward as Pilgrims and as a teacher education community. Pilgrims has always been about innovation and breaking new ground as we explore what we can mean by humanistic approaches in teaching, learning and training.  As our sadly departed Head of Teacher Training, Jim Wright, always said:  “It’s not about getting through the day or the week – it’s about how we make a difference”. I hope the new Teacher Training Journal will support you in some small way in making some of that difference…

We are relaunching the journal with our new website and a new look linking closely with  Pilgrims activities in teacher education and teacher development and with close links to Humanising Language Teaching.

We intend and aim for The Teacher Training Journal to engage fully with new innovations in teaching and learning through our website, social media and linking up directly with a whole range of global teacher education communities.

As well as articles from contributors across the teacher education field we will have special features in terms of classroom practice, conference reports, current research, training around the world interviews, trainer education voices, books that have influenced us, articles and ideas that are inspirational and much more…Though these are only headings and we welcome contributions that do not fit neatly into these categories. And if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.

To give you a flavour of The Teacher Trainer Journal in recent issues we have had articles on reflective teaching practice, a transformative approach to learning, teaching and assessment, collaborative action research, refocussing my lens: a journey towards cultural responsiveness, positivity for teacher wellbeing and observing, reflecting and redesigning English classes, The monkey management of ELT teacher training and supporting communities of practice. In our upcoming edition we will, of course, reference, reflect and share our global experiences in good practices in how we have responded positively to the pandemic.

The purpose of The Teacher Trainer Journal is to reflect the authentic voice of teacher educators across the word representing the best of the diversity and good practice of our different teaching contexts. Through the journal we will learn from each other which can support us in applying ideas appropriate for our contexts.

The current archive, which will be freely available, includes all issues in editions 33 and 34 that were produced, an index of articles from 2016, and a link to a number of back articles. We intend to have a full archive available as soon as possible. We recognise there has been a break with some issues in 2020 but please be assured that everyone will be able to access all our content.  This includes an archive of past journals so everything will be available eventually from our 35 year practice and history.


Format of The Teacher Training Journal

The journal will now be in a digital online format only and this will also ensure we can be as interactive as possible ensuring we represent the best of good practice in online, blended and hybrid ways. We have all experienced what this means in the last year in how we have engaged with the pandemic and we will build on all that good practice.


Subscribing to TTTJ

As previously the TTJ will be a subscription magazine available now for the annual price for three issues at 75 Euro for an individual subscription and 150 Euro for an institutional subscription. All subscriptions will be paid for and accessed via an easy to access button on our website. The website is not quite ready to go just yet but will be very soon. Look out for updates on social media.

We are also always looking for contributions for the teacher training journal. Information on submitting contributions can be accessed very soon on the website or by contacting me directly This is also the address for all correspondence.

I look forward to hearing from you and receiving your contributions for the journal.

Phil Dexter


Pilgrims Teacher Training Journal

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