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Enhancing language learning and teaching through action research communities for language teachers


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Introduction

This ECML training and consultancy activity will be built upon the "Action research communities (ARC)" project providing an action research framework for language teachers to make changes and improvements to practice. Workshop participants will discover how teaching and learning can be enhanced through action research whilst focusing on specific aspects of language teaching (e.g. intercultural competences, CLIL….).

"Action research communities for language teachers"

www.ecml.at/actionresearch

 

Target groups

  • Primary and secondary language teachers 
  • Higher education language teachers 
  • Secondary and tertiary teachers working through an L2 
  • Pre-service teachers

Results and benefits

  • An understanding of the benefits of action research to gain deeper insights into ways forward in teacher development. 
  • New ideas and perspectives on the theme in focus. 
  • Possibility to build networks (action research project and/or practice groups exchanging on different aspects of language teaching). 
  • Awareness of how to plan, develop and carry out an action research project.

Training and consultancy offer
Action research

Trainings can be conducted in English, German or French.

This offer is targeted at primary and secondary language teachers, higher education language teachers, secondary and tertiary teachers working through an L2, pre-service teachers and teacher educators.

Format of activity

The focal activities will be workshops held in national contexts. Ideally, the workshops would be two-day events providing theoretical input on action research and on the theme in focus as well as practical, trialed models. There will be opportunities to work in a practical way and participants will be offered a framework to implement in their classes. Follow-up: team members will engage in online coaching for action research projects.

How the activity can be adapted and tailored to specific contexts and needs

Intended as a framework activity to include different themes, the thematic area(s) will be tailored according to needs and expectations of hosts. The workshop in question would be held by two team members competent in the subject area and include teachers working with different age groups.

Expected cooperation from local organisers requesting this offer

  • Clear outline of the specific area requested.
  • Prior to the workshop clear information about practices within the thematic area and action research in the country. 
  • Advance information about the school level(s) and subjects of participants.

see also: Practical information

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