The ARC team held a workshop in Reykjavík for Upper Secondary teachers of Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian and Icelandic as an L2 on 7-8 June 2018.
The workshop was organised by the Icelandic partner, Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdottír, and the providers were Anita Konrad, Christine Lechner and Melanie Steiner from the Pedagogical University Tirol, Austria, and Tita Mihiau from the Centrul pentru formarea Continua in Limba Germana in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania. The workshop was furthermore supported by local speakers, Dr. Hafdís Ingvarsdóttir and Hulda Karen Daníelsdóttír.
The aim was to deliver a worthwhile workshop on action research leading teachers to first action research steps whilst focussing on lesson planning on a specific theme. The theme chosen in accordance with dynamic CEFR developments was intercultural learning. Thus, besides an introduction to action research and information about the ARC project, there was an open session showing exemplary didactic materials on intercultural themes embedded in language learning.
During the final part of the workshop, participants worked on planning teaching units focussing on intercultural learning working in groups whereby some grouped according to the languages they teach and others collaborated across languages. As a second step, participants planned a mini-action research project corresponding to the first stage of the ARC spiral.
- Project website "Action research communities for language teachers" (2016-2019):
English - German
The project team:
Christine Lechner (project coordinator, Austria),
Angela Gallagher-Brett (United Kingdom),
Tita Mihaiu (Romania), Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdóttir (Iceland)