A request to all our English teaching colleagues. Please find below details of a British Council, Northumbria University survey into reading published research. It sounds interesting and if you can spare the time to complete it, it would be much appreciated.
Global survey for English language teachers: how far does published research matter to you, and why (or why not)?
In conjunction with the British Council, Northumbria University (UK) has recently launched a survey for all English language teachers, teacher trainers and other ELT professionals:
READING RESEARCH: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PRACTICES AND PRIORITIES.
To what extent do you read research about English language teaching and learning? What kind of publications do you read, how often do you read them, and to what extent does this influence what you do in the classroom? Alternatively, perhaps you don’t read research or about research findings? If not, why not, and what, if anything, would make published research more accessible to you?
We are interested in the opinions and activities of ALL English language teachers, whether you read published research or not , whether you are particularly interested in research findings or not, and wherever in the world you teach English .
This is a great chance to make your voice heard. The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete, and all answers are anonymous. Findings will be published in a freely available report later in the year. The survey can be found online at: https://northumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/reading-research-english-language-teachers-practices-priorities