Next CLLEAR seminar: Sustainability of Exploratory Practice: A case study of former ELT pre-service teachers

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 5pm in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The talk is entitled “Sustainability of Exploratory Practice: A case study of former ELT pre-service teachers” and will be delivered by Dr Inés Kayon de Miller from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Dr Isabel Cristina Rangel Moraes Bezerra from the Faculdade de Formação de Professores and Dr Assia Slimani-Rolls from the Regent’s University London. All welcome!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:

In this presentation we will share the outcomes of a British Council funded project (2018-2019), which was inspired in the theoretical amalgamation of the critical work of Freire (1970), Allwright (2003) and other contemporary contributors to the field of Critical Applied Linguistics (Pennycook, 2006; Zeichner, 2008). The main thrust of the project was to research the ‘sustainability’ of the core principles and central notions of Exploratory Practice, a form of practitioner research that informed the language teacher education curricula experienced by 44 Brazilian teachers who graduated between 2008 and 2018. Participants will be invited to discuss the systematised report that we will present on (a) how in-service EP teachers have been surviving in the profession and (b) whether EP has offered them a viable alternative to professional pressures.

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