Professor Martin Wedell has just retired as Head of International Education at the School of Education, University of Leeds, where he was closely involved in developing and managing many of the School's international links. He has had more than 30 years of international experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer trainer, test designer and materials writer living and working in Kenya, Saudi Arabia, China and Hungary, before returning to work in the UK.
His research focuses on the implementation of TESOL curriculum change, in particular how change stakeholders (eg: teachers, school leaders, educational administrators) can be supported to work together in implementing the curriculum in ways that are appropriate for their own context.
时间：Sep. 22, 2017 (Fri.) 8:30-9:50a.m.
Workshop: Putting ‘understanding context’ at the heart of TESOL research
In the first part of this workshop we will explore what the term ‘TESOL context’ means and how it can be described. We will then consider why research that seeks to understand how English teachers or other change implementers think and behave, needs to be situated in ‘context’ in order to make sense. Finally we will look at the titles of some of your dissertations and theses and try to identify how and where it will be important to show and use an understanding of context to, for example
• provide a background to /rationale for the issue being investigated
• help identify areas of the literature that need to be explored
• decide on research methods and analysis
• support discussion of the findings
Note: For those who are interested in the third part of the workshop, please send the title of your thesis to firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to the workshop!