IATEFL Webinar ‘From passive objects of research to active co-researchers: children developing autonomous skills’ | Annamaria Pinter
Date(s) - 03/06/2017
10:15 - 11:15
In this workshop 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 and the participants of the workshop will have the chance to ask questions as well as offer their views and experiences. We will also explore the links between these tasks and what autonomous learning might mean in children’s English classes. If participants are interested, I can further share the children’s and the teachers’ reflections about their experiences of working together as co-researchers.
Annamaria Pinter is a lecturer at the Centre for English Language Teacher Education at the University of Warwick, UK.
She trained as an English language teacher in Hungary in Budapest studying English and Russian linguistics and literature and also worked in Hungary for a number of years in a variety of contexts, including state schools, International House (IH) language schools and a teacher training college. She completed her Masters and PhD in ELT/Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick and since 2000 has been working at the same Centre full time, teaching on the Masters in ELT programme and supervising doctoral students. Annamaria is currently the MA programme manager. Having published extensively in the area of teaching children second/foreign languages, she is often asked to speak at international conferences and has had extensive experience of working with language teachers from a range of different countries including Japan, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia and India.