ERIC Number: ED446453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-14
Teacher Research: A Classroom Research Paradigm as a Powerful Tool for Professional Development and Discipline Building.
After reviewing the language teaching/research situation this document offers a training paradigm that allows teachers to take what they already do and reposition and redefine it. In this way, the everyday concerns and issues facing them in the classroom may be translated into disciplined and structured research questions, which can then form the basis of small-scale investigative projects. Teachers may then be encouraged to comprehend how the outcomes of their projects can provide them with insight into the language learning process as well as enrich their teaching expertise, encourage collegial team work and create a collaborative atmosphere. This may also empower teachers to speak in an authoritative way about their profession, the language learning process and their teaching skills. Various diagrams and figures and 41 references are included. (KFT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Vancouver, BC, March 14-18, 2000).