IATEFL Webinar ‘Children working as co-researchers and researchers – possibilities and challenges’ | Annamaria Pinter
Date(s) - 28/10/2017
03:00 - 04:00
In this webinar first of all I will be sharing my experiences of working with primary English teachers in India who tried to engage their learners as co-researchers in their classrooms. I will share some practical examples of tasks and activities that have worked well in these classrooms as well as the teachers’ and the children’s reflections about their experiences. Then I will also reflect on my experiences of working with children as researchers. In this study children worked on a questionnaire survey exploring topics of their own interest. I will discuss both benefits and challenges of engaging children as co-researchers and researchers in English language classrooms.
Dr Annamaria Pinter is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK. She lectures at Masters and Doctoral levels and supervises post-graduate students in the area of teaching languages to children. She has published widely in the area of teaching English to young learners. She is the author of Teaching Young Language Learners Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers, Oxford University Press (2nd edition, 2017) and Children Learning Second Languages, Palgrave Macmillan (2011). She is also an editor of an e-book series entitled Teaching English to Young Learners (http://www.candlinandmynard.com/series.html). She has published extensively in ELT/Applied Linguistics journals and has given numerous plenary talks worldwide.