The following is the information from RELO, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, that you might be interested in. Please spare your time and join them for a discussion.
English Roundtable Webchat -- Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
As English teachers, we want our students to get the most out of our instruction and the materials we use. But sometimes we feel that what we are doing is not enough or is not challenging enough to our students. Both we and the students sometimes get bored or feel frustrated. As a result, we often have that “what if” question in our minds. What if I changed this? Or, What if I did this instead of that?
Teachers are eager to get an answer. The best person that will address all of these concerns and questions is none other than you. How can you answer such questions yourself? One solution is action research. It is easy and any teacher can do it.
In our next web chat, we’re inviting you to join us in discussing this useful and powerful tool for teachers’ professional development: conducting action research to seek solutions to your teaching questions. We will discuss what is action research, how it might inform our teaching and professional development, and also the types and procedures of different action research. Join us!
Time: 4:00 pm Beijing time (8 am GMT +8) Tuesday, January 12th, 2010