Doing Classroom-Based Research

Last Saturday, Anita Lämmerer and I had the privilege to facilitate a workshop in the ELT Connect 2015 conference that was  jointly organised by the Sprachausbildung and the Fachdidaktik sections of the Institut für Anglistik, University of Graz. In our workshop, which was entitled Exploring Practice through Classroom-Based Research, we made the case for practitioner-led research, …

TESOL Research Agenda 2014

Student consulting dictionary and writing on notebook

TESOL International recently published their 2014 research agenda, a document that aims to summarise salient theoretical developments and gaps in the profession's collective knowledge, and provide guidance for new research projects. Future research In the document, three main domains of research are defined: (a) research on individuals engaged in language teaching and learning, (b) research on …

Dependent and independent variables, using SPSS, and minding one’s manners

Scientific calculators

Every week, I receive between two and five emails asking about research questions, most of which I do not answer because I don't have time, and because I have already answered them (or similar questions) repeatedly in this blog. When I do reply, it is usually because an email provides the affordance for a teaching point, and the …