ERIC Number: EJ1176587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Catalyst for Growth? How Does the European Profiling Grid Act as an Instrument for Change in Language Teachers' Development?
Linaker, Matthew Harry
Educational Action Research, v26 n2 p301-313 2018
This pilot study interviews three Business English language teachers before and after using EAQUALS' European profiling grid. The findings suggested that the EPG allowed the teachers to reflect on their profession as it helped develop a deeper consideration of the skills required to be a practitioner. It also found that perceptions about the ESL industry, revealed during the interviews, limited motivation to acquire new skills.
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Pilot Projects, Interviews, Business English, Profiles, Teaching Skills, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Learning Motivation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Scoring Rubrics, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Needs, Teacher Qualifications, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Europe
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