How to Combine Teaching and Researching: Focus on Learners and Classroom Language Learning (Pre-Conference Event)
Date: 19 March 2012 (10am to 5pm)
Presenters: Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick), Richard Smith (University of Warwick) and Sarah Mercer (University of Graz).
Location: Glasgow, UK.
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This was the first in a planned series of Research SIG events on Teaching-and-Researching. This was intended to be a practical workshop designed for teachers who are thinking of doing classroom research (for whatever reason), of interest also to postgraduate students who are planning to combine teaching and researching roles.
Through a combination of input, discussion and hands-on tasks, we considered the following:
- Reasons for combining teaching and researching
- Methods for researching learners and learning (quantitative, qualitative)
- Integrating research tools and ‘tools for learning’
- Balancing teaching and researching roles in the classroom (ethical concerns and responsibilities)