Teacher Researchers and Researcher Teachers: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap at University Language Centers (Bolzano, 25 Oct 2024)

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Teacher Researchers and Researcher Teachers: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap at University Language Centers (Bolzano, 25 Oct 2024)

The Language Centre of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano—as a service center charged with meeting the language learning needs of a dynamic multilingual and multicultural university community—fully embraces evidence-based practices and data-driven decisions in language education. We aspire to foster the development of reflective practitioners and teacher researchers among our teaching staff, and we welcome collaboration with researcher teachers in the realization of our institutional objectives.

It is with our raison d’être in mind that we are organizing a full-day international conference to bring together language teaching practitioners who engage in reflection or research and academics who are focused on language teaching applications. We invite proposals for 20-minute practical presentations which offer training in, tips for, and examples of reflection and research conducted by and for language teachers. Potential themes include, but are not limited to: questionnaires, ethnographic methods (participant observation, interviews, narrative inquiry, etc.), content and thematic analysis, peer observation, learner corpora, reflective practice, classroom-based research, action research, case studies, correlational studies, statistics and statistical literacy, pseudo-experimental design, needs analysis, test evaluation and item analysis, mixed-method research, data science, learning analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, program evaluation and curriculum monitoring, literature reviews, evidence-based practice, data-driven decision making, and research literacy.

Date: 25 October 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Accepted presentations will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings.

Colleagues interested in presenting should submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (in English, German, or Italian) completing this form by 1 July. All submissions will undergo double-blind review.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 August.

There are no conference fees or publication fees for this event.

Please send inquiries to LanguageCentreEvents@unibz.it.

The Steering Committee: Elena Bonetto, Cristina Maria Boscolo, Michael Joseph Ennis, Alice Siviero, Dietmar Unterkofler, and Andrew Wimhurst

 

More detailed information is available on the document below.