Teachers Research! Istanbul 2017
Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul
2–3 June 2017
Call for proposals
This will be IATEFL Research SIG's third annual conference in Turkey for practitioner researchers and those mentoring teacher-research. The primary goal of the conference is to bring together teacher-researchers across Turkey and beyond to support the growing international movement of teachers as researchers and knowledge creators for themselves, their students and their schools.
For the second year in a row, the event will be held at Bahçeşehir University, whose mission is to contribute to teacher development in Turkey. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and in-service teacher education programs and is considered one of the leaders in the education field.
Scientific and organizing committees
This year the plenary speakers are:
Gary Barkhuizen, University of Auckland, New Zealand - Teacher identities, short stories, and teacher research: Tangled up in blue
Anne Burns, University of New South Wales, Australia - Supporting teachers to do practitioner research: Some lessons learned and some questions to consider
Flávia Vieira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal - Pedagogical inquiry in initial teacher education: transformative potential and critical issues
There will also be invited workshops, led by:
This conference is participant-centred, with teachers being viewed as at the centre of knowledge construction rather than the ‘receivers’ of expert knowledge. The format of the conference promotes interaction among presenters and listeners by allowing ample discussion time after brief presentations of studies. In this way, teachers are encouraged to communicate their ideas, and to get and give feedback freely.
If you think this conference may be for you, please do submit a proposal. We welcome titles and abstracts (of 150-200 words) at this stage. Please try to include in the abstract:
Details will be shared later about publication opportunities arising from the conference.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.