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Leadership and management special interest group webinar

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Find out how to do ELT management research in this first webinar in a new series from the IATEFL Leadership and management special interest group.


14.00 BST on Thursday, 5 June 2014

This talk will discuss the 'what' and the 'why' of management research and how it can be carried out at the personal, institutional, and group level. It is becoming increasingly common to read about the importance of teachers carrying out their own classroom research and initiatives have been set up to encourage this. But what about managers?
In this talk we will review the following questions:

  • What is management research?
  • What are the benefits of carrying it out for managers, institutions and the ELT sector?
  • What management research has already been conducted?
  • What are the specific ways of carrying it out (action research, desk research, institutional data, benchmarking)?
  • How can managers carry out their own action research?

George Pickering

George is an educational coach, trainer and consultant, who has delivered talks and consultancies in over 60 different countries. He is the academic director of the English UK Diploma in English Language Teaching Management (DELTM) and a tutor on the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM). George has coached and mentored managers in a range of educational contexts. He is an inspector of language schools for the British Council in the UK (Accreditation UK). George is a trustee of IATEFL.

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