A participant-centred day with input and invited commentary from Sue Garton, David Nunan and Cynthia White
What does it mean to develop as a 'researcher'? Whether you are a student, a teacher, an academic or another kind of professional, and wherever you are in your research journey – near the beginning or further along the road – this event will offer a valuable opportunity to step back, reflect and learn from others and share your experiences in a collegial, informal and friendly atmosphere.
Following the format of our very successful 2014 Pre-conference Event, the 2015 event will offer a combination of poster presentations, group discussions, panel discussion and expert-led input centring on areas of particular concern and interest to participants. Based on the many excellent proposals for posters that have been submitted, we have structured the day around three main themes, which will be explored in the posters, in ‘impulses’ from our guest speakers and in group discussions:
· A researchers’ journey: Challenges, issues and strategies
· Specific methods and specific challenges
· Identities, roles, relationships and contexts in research
This innovative pre-conference event will appeal to all those involved and/or interested in research in EFL/ESL contexts. It will both raise questions and provide multiple insights with regard to specific methods as well as how we develop as researchers and combine multiple roles and identities (such as teacher and researcher identities) in our various work contexts. With over 25 poster presentations and inputs from world-renowned scholars, this promises an exciting event and we hope you will join us for our Research SIG PCE day.
If you'd like an idea of what the event will be like, please take a look at this record of our 2014 event
Registration for the event
IATEFL members - Early Bird (before 29 Jan 2015) - £65
IATEFL members - Normal - £78
Non-members - Early Bird - £81
Non-members - Normal - £93
The programme for the day can be found here: