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"Action research communities for language teachers" webinar: Friday 25 January, 16:00-17:30 (CET)

17 January 2019

Target audience:

  • Language teachers
  • Teacher educators
  • Action researchers

Registration: the webinar is now closed for registration as the maximum number of participants has now been reached 

Language: The webinar will be in English.

The European Centre for Modern Languages  project “Action research communities for language teachers” (ARC) has supported teachers in European classrooms in using action research as an essential tool for the development of reflective classroom practice - highlighting ways in which teachers can enhance their self-confidence and professionalism. The  90-minute webinar will provide an insight into the experiences gathered over the 3 years of the project (2016-18)  and the present the results achieved.

The goal of ARC has been to contribute towards quality enhancement in the language classroom through the application of action research approaches by tapping into existing networks with a view to creating new learning communities, which can be replicated across ECML member states.

Over the three years of the project, the team was able to strengthen professional networks by linking academic expertise on action research and good practice in the language classroom. The project has also designed a set of resources for teachers who would like to get into action research and also for teacher educators running courses on action research.

In the webinar the project team and colleagues involved in action research will speak about their experiences with action research 

  • Christine Lechner, Pedagogical University, Austria: "ARC - project framework"
  • Angela Gallagher-Brett: SOAS, University of London, UK: "The ARC-Spiral"
  • Inge Alfredson: Avedoere Lower Secondary School, Denmark: "The discovery of the intercultural dimension in English lessons through action research"
  • Kenan Dikilitas: Bahçeşehir University Turkey, "Action Research at tertiary level: Field notes from a research mentor"
  • Sunny Lau, Bishop's University, Canada: "Participatory action research: Promotion of language teachers’ self-efficacy and advocacy for socially just plurilingual pedagogy"

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content and some resources produced by the ARC project, to hear about action research from the perspectives of different educational and national contexts and to join in via a chat.

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