Who is this webinar for?
Please note the content of this webinar is not aimed at teachers, and is specifically for Teacher Educators who have a role in supporting the professional development of English language teachers.
What is this webinar about?
Based on findings from Graham's report, 'Teacher's engagement with published research: how do teachers who read research navigate the field, what do they read, and why?', the webinar draws on teachers' own perspectives to explore why teachers might engage with research, but also the barriers to doing so. It examines the types of publications that teachers tend to read and/or find both accessible and relevant to their professional practice. It also reflects on those areas of professional practice which teachers themselves suggest they would like to read more about within research publications in order to support their development. Consequently, the webinar discusses the role teacher education can play in mediating between research and practice, and highlights the practical implications for teacher educators who are looking to support and facilitate the reading of research amongst teachers they work with.
At the end of the webinar, our audience of teacher educators should have insights into the possible benefits to teachers of engaging with published research, and also ways of overcoming the various challenges teachers and teacher educators who want to read research face. They will also be introduced to more accessible sources of research and research-oriented publications which can be introduced and used on teacher education programmes.
Recorded on Tuesday 18 July 2023 12.00 - 13.00 (UK time). See what time this is in your location.
About the speaker
Graham Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL at Northumbria University, UK, where he teaches on the University’s M.A. Applied Linguistics for TESOL and M.A. TESOL programmes. He is the author of Exploring English LanguageTeaching: Language in Action (Routledge, 2011; 2nd edition, 2017), which was the winner of the 2012 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) book prize. He also edited the Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching (2016), and was editor of ELT Journal from 2013–17. His research interests range from classroom discourse and language teaching methodology to the ways in which English language teachers understand their practice and the role research might play in their professional development.
Supporting material for this webinar
- Pre-webinar reading
Read the research report by Graham Hall:
Teachers' engagement with published research
Read this guide for further ways to support teachers in reading and doing research:
Guide for teacher educators: How to encourage teachers to engage with research