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Teachers in Action: Exploring Global Issues through classroom research, 8 Aug 2019


Global Issues SIG, Research SIG

Event place

The National Commission for Colleges of Education, Abuja, Nigeria

About this event

Joint GISIG / RESIG PCE at AfricaTESOL, Abuja

RESIG and GISIG are very happy to be working together on this Joint PCE, on 8 August, which aims to inspire many teachers in Africa to do their own classroom-based research on social and global issues.

We are starting with a plenary by Eric Ekembe of CAMELTA Cameroon and are very grateful to the Hornby Educational Trust for covering his expenses. Eric will talk about ‘Teacher empowerment through autonomous enquiry into global issues in their practices’ and demonstrate how teacher research (with practical examples from the CAMELTA Research SIG) can help make teachers agents of real change.

We will then have three sets of simultaneous (some repeated) workshops:

How to do Action Research - Ishraga Bashir

Collaborative practitioner research: a step-by-step guide - Harry Kuchah Kuchah

Re-imagining the ELT classroom through research into global issues: a practical approach - Tim Hyua 

Doing Research into Gender in ELT in Benin Republic  - Flavien Lanmantchion

Materials for change: simple research in low-resource contexts to help both teachers and students - Linda Ruas & Ali Djau

Doing classroom research: Thinking global and acting African - Amira Salama

These workshops will focus on practical ways that teachers can get started with small-scale research related to global issues in their classroom and we feel privileged to have presenters from several African countries: Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Guinea Bissau and Egypt.

We will end the day with 4 very short presentations from Angola, Gabon, Tanzania and our PCE sponsor, NTIC Nigeria. These will be followed by a question and answer panel session with the workshop presenters, and a summary of the support we will offer teachers. As we plan to produce a joint RESIG/GISIG publication made up of research by several participants, we will offer follow-up webinars and distance support over the six months after the conference.

This event is free to teachers attending the AfricaTESOL conference. To register for the whole conference, 8 – 10 August, please go to:

All booking fees are set in GBP Sterling.

Event dates

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8 Aug 2019

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