Date: Saturday 3 November 2012
Presenter: Anne Burns
Location: Reading University, Reading, England
Time: 10am-4pm (with registration from 9.30 onwards)
Early-bird (cheaper rate) registration until 1 October.
Online registration closes on 26 October.
There is a scholarship opportunity for Research SIG members wishing to
attend this event. Scholarship application deadline: 24 September. Find out about the winner here!
Format: One-day seminar consisting of presenter input, participant discussion, group tasks and preparation of action plans.
Do you have “burning questions” about your classroom, your students or your own teaching? Are you curious about what drives the interactions and practices in your classroom? Are you keen on professionally developing your knowledge about practitioner research? Do you want to prepare plans for classroom investigations and discuss them with other teacher researchers? If so, this seminar is for you.
In the first part , we will explore the concept and processes of action research and what it can offer teachers who want to conduct investigations in their own classrooms. Then, we will take a closer look at developing an action research focus, deciding on classroom interventions, and collecting and analysing data to inform decisions about further practice. The role and purpose of reflection in action research will also be highlighted. In the final part of the seminar there will be opportunities for participants to develop their own plans for action research, discuss them with colleagues and get feedback on their current ideas.
The approach to participation in this seminar is one of collaborating as professionals, sharing ideas about the highs and lows of classroom experiences and discussing how to investigate them. Therefore, participants are encouraged to bring along any issues, puzzles, dilemmas or inspirations they currently have about their classroom.
Presenter: Anne Burns, PhD, Professor in Language Education, Aston University, Professor of TESOL, University of New South Wales, Visiting Professor, University of Stockholm