The conference is co-organised by the British Council Chile and RICELT (Red de Investigadores Chilen@s en ELT)
- British Council Aptis Action Research Award Scheme Winners
- British Council Chile / Ministry of Education Chile Champion Teachers
- Presentations of research by teachers across Latin America for other teachers
Teacher-researchers in schools and other educational institutions across Latin America are warmly invited to this inaugural event. If you have been doing teacher-research, defined as ‘research initiated and carried out by teachers into issues of importance to them in their own work’, and would like to share what you’ve done by means of a short presentation and a poster, please complete the proposal form by 31 January 2016.
British Council Aptis for Teachers and IATEFL Research SIG are supporting this conference with a limited number of scholarships to help cover travel costs within Latin America. If you want to apply for a scholarship, there is space in the form (link above) for you to provide a brief description of how you and your institution/context would benefit from participating in this event.
Online discussion of teacher-research
Taking place in the lead-up to the Teachers! Research Chile 2016 conference, the next IATEFL Research SIG online discussion will have a corresponding Latin American theme. The moderators will represent three different countries in the region, but they are united by a commitment to supporting teacher research: Darío Luis Banegas (Argentina), Inés Miller (Brazil) and Paula Rebolledo (Chile).
Further information about the conference and the two-week online discussion (10-24 February 2016) will soon be available. Find out more on the IATEFL Research SIG web pages.
To participate in the discussion, you need to join the Research SIG's Yahoo! Group, which is open to members of the SIG and to non-members alike.
Journal featuring teacher-research
'Profile: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development' is Latin America's own well-established open access journal for teacher-research, coordinated by a team led by Prof. Melba Libia Cárdenas Beltrán at Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras-Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. The journal is mainly concerned with sharing the results of classroom research projects undertaken by primary and secondary school teachers as well as teachers of adults. It also includes articles written by teacher educators and guest teachers willing to disseminate reflections and innovations. Profile encourages the publication of articles by novice as well as more experienced teacher-researchers.