Category Archives: professional development

Process and Product in Teacher Research

I’ve just returned from a very interesting assignment where I worked with a Ministry of Education which is promoting and supporting professional inquiry among English language teachers in primary and secondary schools. Teacher research is one form of professional inquiry that … Continue reading

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Action Research

Cambridge English have for several years now been actively supporting action research for English language teachers. In Australia, their action research scheme has been run in collaboration with English Australia since 2010; in 2014, the Cambridge English-English UK action research … Continue reading

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11 Models for Professional Development and 11 Claims About Them

This year I’ve had the opportunity to experience or learn about a range of different professional development (i.e. for in-service teachers) initiatives in various ELT contexts worldwide. If I attempt to categorize the different approaches to professional development I have … Continue reading

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Teacher research: practical and relevant classroom inquiry

Read my latest blog on teacher research on the Cambridge University Press ELT site – http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2014/02/teacher-research-practical-relevant-classroom-inquiry/.

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Publish (quantitatively) or Perish

In November I spent two weeks in China teaching research methods and running workshops around the theme of research in language education. In this post I reflect on my experiences.

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