‘Becoming our own experts’: English teachers and research
Spring Conference, Saturday 10 March 2018
The Spring 2018 LATE conference will have as its focus what kinds of research English teachers are currently engaged in and what they have found most useful in informing their day to day practice. At the same time as raising questions about competing forms of research, the organisers are keen to provide a platform for practising teachers to share their own classroom-based research (perhaps carried out during postgraduate study or as part of research projects initiated in school).
Call for Papers
We are inviting proposals from English, drama or media teachers who are interested in presenting a short paper at the conference. We envisage that papers (15 minutes in length) will be grouped by theme and presented to smaller seminar audiences on the day, providing space for questions.
Broadly within the area of English/media/drama, we are looking for papers that explore issues around:
- Classroom pedagogy
- Teachers as researchers
- Curriculum and assessment
- Culture and identity
- Research methods
In the first instance, please submit a short abstract (approximately 200 words) outlining your paper along with a brief indication of your own background (including contact details) as a teacher/researcher to:
Myfanwy Marshall (email@example.com ) and
Dr Jane Coles (firstname.lastname@example.org ) who are both members of the LATE committee.
Please do not hesitate to contact Myfanwy and Jane if you would like further information prior to submitting an abstract. We want to encourage participation from a wide range of practitioners.
- The deadline for abstracts is Sunday 14th January 2018.