September 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Hong Kong
Digital Interactive Lab
Library Innovation Centre
2/F Main Library


Teachers of English at University level, whether novices or experienced and expert practitioners, need to be constantly developing professionally. Such development continues throughout our professional career, and is based on a number of sources. Chief among these is our own classroom experience and reflection on it, enriched by interaction with colleagues and feedback from students. Applied linguistics and educational research is another essential source of knowledge that can provide us with further insights based on evidence from beyond our own immediate context. There are, however, a number of problems associated with the use of research for teacher development: selection from the huge amount of research studies available; accessibility; appropriateness for particular contexts; practicability of researchers’ conclusions. This session will explore some of these issues, and then show how selected research studies can nevertheless make a substantial contribution to teacher expertise, illustrated by a number of practical examples.

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  • Discussion session (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
  • Seminar (5:00-6:30 p.m.)

Venue: Digital Interactive Lab, Library Innovation Centre, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong

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