Action research: What’s in it for English language teachers and learners?

Nagoya Chapter

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Anne Burns (conference plenary speaker)

For some years teacher education and professional development in English language teaching has been moving away from promoting top-down approaches, where teachers are expected to absorb bodies of knowledge and then apply them in the classroom, to more bottom-up perspectives. These perspectives focus on contextualised professional development, where teachers can concentrate on exploring issues of relevance to their daily work. One such approach in this new perspective is action research, a way of conducting investigations into teaching and learning that are directly relevant to the communities and classrooms where teachers work (Burns, 2010). In this talk, I will explain the concept of action research, and its main processes and procedures. My talk will be illustrated with examples of action research I have facilitated with teachers in different parts of the world, which will show the kinds of investigations English language teachers have carried out and what they learned from them.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
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