ECML-Projekt: ARC – Action Research Communities for Languages Teachers (PHT-H-48-Z1.8-2)


Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol
Projektleitung gesamt
Lechner, Christine; Mag. Dr. BA. Hochschulprof OStR Prof. / ZEN200 Zentrum für Forschung und Wissensmanagement
Projektleitung intern
Lechner, Christine; Mag. Dr. BA OStR
Interne Projektmitarbeiter/innen
Konrad, Anita; Mag.phil.
Steiner, Melanie; Mag.
Externe Projektmitarbeiter/innen
2016 – 2018
Teachers are at the heart of the quality process in the language learning classroom. This project will support teachers in European classrooms in using action research as an essential tool for the development of reflective classroom practice highlighting ways in which teachers can enhance their self-confidence and professionalism. This in turn will improve the quality of their teaching and at the same time strengthen teacher confidence.
Envisaged outputs

Guidelines for action research and for networking strategies towards quality enhancement in language teaching
A practical guide to action research for teachers and teacher educators based on experiences from the ECML countries
Piloted models of trialled course units: format for training units to improve classroom practice through linking quality strategies to practical Action Research approaches.
Brochure including checklist and reflection
A set of success stories in several languages
Online platform with a bank of resources, including key documentation, and didactic materials

Envisaged outcomes

The adoption of an action-research based approach to language methodologies
Increased co-operation between classrooms practice and academic expertise
Positive impact on language education in classrooms through professional networks and peer support

Beschreibung (engl.)