Action research in languages teaching schools

Edited by Helen Poet

This publication is a collection of practitioner research reports produced by teachers from languages departments in secondary schools across England.

A key feature of the practitioner research reports featured here is that the teachers involved all chose to use the opportunity to consult their students. This demonstrates that teachers are not the only beneficiaries of practitioner research because, as noted by several of the authors, ways of improving how they work with their students will be considered based on their findings. These research projects, therefore, have not just been conducted to further the teachers’ professional development, but to inform and improve day-to-day teaching in the participating schools, which will in turn benefit their students.

Each chapter details:

  • the overview and context of the research project
  • the methodology used
  • the findings from the project
  • conclusions and reflections on how they might take the findings forward.