Teachers Research! Chile 2016

The First Annual Latin American  Conference for Teacher-research* in ELT
Santiago, Chile, Saturday 19 March 2016

* Teacher-research: ‘research initiated and carried out by teachers into issues of importance to them in their own work’

Co-organized by the British Council Chile and RICELT (Red de Investigadores Chilen@s en ELT)

- British Council Aptis Action Research Award Scheme Winners
- British Council Chile / Ministry of Education Chile Champion Teachers
- Presentations of research by teachers across Latin America for other teachers

Teacher-researchers in schools and other educational institutions across Latin America are warmly invited to this inaugural event. If you have been doing teacher-research and would like to share what you’ve done by means of a short presentation and a poster, please complete this form by 31 January 2016.

UPDATE! More information and registration is open. Please click here for further information

British Council Aptis for Teachers and IATEFL Research SIG are supporting this conference with a limited number of scholarships to help cover travel costs within Latin America.  If you want to apply for a scholarship, there is space in the form (link above) for you to provide a brief description of how you and your institution/context would benefit from participating in this event.

Further guidance will be given following acceptance regarding format for your poster and short associated presentation.

Note also:

Online discussion of teacher-research

Taking place in the lead-up to the Teachers! Research Chile 2016 conference (details above), the next IATEFL Research SIG online discussion will have a corresponding Latin American theme. The moderators will represent three different countries in the region, but they are united by a commitment to supporting teacher research: Darío Luis Banegas (Argentina), Inés Miller (Brazil) and Paula Rebolledo (Chile).

Further information about the two-week online discussion (10-24 February 2016) will soon be available here:http://resig.weebly.com/online-discussions.html

To participate in the discussion, you need to join the Research SIG's Yahoo!Group, which is open to members of the SIG and to non-members alike.

Journal featuring teacher-research

Profile: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development is Latin America's own well-established open access journal for teacher-research, coordinated by a team led by Prof. Melba Libia Cárdenas Beltrán at Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras-Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. The journal is mainly concerned with sharing the results of classroom research projects undertaken by primary and secondary school teachers as well as teachers of adults. It also includes articles written by teacher educators and guest teachers willing to disseminate reflections and innovations. Profile  encourages the publication of articles by novice as well as more experienced teacher-researchers. 
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