Onnuri • Onnuri Hall • 10:00
Grace H. Wang(University of Birmingham, UK)
Talk / How to Do Action Research: A Guide for ELT Classroom Teachers
A notable trend in recent literature is the emerging evidence of the transformative power of teacher-led ELT research on the professional development of teachers, especially because of the context-specific nature of the research. Action research projects and other reflective practice forms of teacher inquiry that allow teachers to investigate their local teaching contexts offer better continuous professional development (CPD) than top-down, decontextualized CPD models. So whether your aim is to present at conferences, publish a paper, be a better teacher for your students, or just further your professional development as an ELT practitioner, there are few better ways to accomplish these goals than conducting action research to investigate your classrooms. This workshop will be light on the theory and heavy on the practical how-to of action research, to provide a step-by-step guide for the classroom teacher who has a yearning to achieve ELT excellence.
Grace Wang is an Associate of the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK, for the MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics program. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching English at top universities in Korea and Thailand. She is also Chair of the 2019 Korea TESOL International Conference and currently serves on the Korea TESOL Research Committee.