Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Why Exploratory Practice? a one-day Seminar

06 May 2015 | 9:00 - 17:00 | Seminar
The Coach House, Hillary Place

The Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) is delighted to welcome Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks, Inés K. de Miller and Assia Slimani-Rolls, as well as PhD students (past, present and future) and teachers from around the world, to present a one-day seminar on Exploratory Practice (EP): a form of fully inclusive practitioner research.

Dick and Inés: “Have you seen what is happening in Rio de Janeiro, the cradle of Exploratory Practice? Four members of the celebrated Rio EP Group will be sharing the day with us to explore the present and future of this approach to language teaching and learning.”

Assia and Judith: “Exploratory Practice has been quietly growing in the UK and other parts of the world too. We’ll be talking about our work with language teachers and learners in the fields of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).”

Drawing on a selection of illustrative posters, participants will be invited to discuss what exploratory teachers and learners can do to enrich their understandings of their language learning and teaching lives. We will ask for your experiences of EP in your contexts, and we’ll end the day by asking ‘what next’ for EP? What directions do we think it should go in? How are we incorporating EP into our working lives as language teachers, teacher educators, and learners? In sum, ‘Why Exploratory Practice?’

We are also delighted to welcome our ‘Rapporteur’ for the day: Graham Hall (Editor of the ELT Journal).

The seminar is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please contact:

Judith Hanks: j.i.hanks@education.leeds.ac.uk

Please note that we have a limit on numbers, so to avoid disappointment, please book early!

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