Two members of the ECML’s Action research communities for language teachers (ARC) team from Austria and the United Kingdom attended the annual CARN conference at the University of Crete, Greece in October 2017 and presented on the latest developments in the ARC project.
We set out the aims and objectives of the project to conference participants who were mostly representatives from tertiary education from across Europe and beyond although there were also some local school teachers and students from Greek universities. We reported on the progress of all our language teachers and teacher educators from ECML countries who have been conducting collaborative action research projects in language teaching contexts across national and linguistic boundaries. The projects seemed to generate significant interest among members of our audience who also raised relevant and thought-provoking questions for us to consider as we move forward to the next phase of ARC.
The conference was a highly enjoyable event in a wonderful setting and provided us with a great opportunity to engage with action researchers from education and health working in a diverse range of contexts.
The project team:
Christine Lechner (project coordinator, Austria), Angela Gallagher-Brett (United Kingdom), Tita Mihaiu (Romania), Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdóttir (Iceland)