On Saturday 6th May the Second Annual Latin American Conference for Teacher-research in ELT was held at the Instituto de Educación Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” in Buenos Aires. The conference featured presentations by 2016-17 British Council Aptis Action Research Award Scheme (ARAS) winners and by other teacher-researchers across Latin America. Before and after the conference, there were two workshops:
On Friday 5th May, Inés Kayon de Miller and Maria Isabel (Bebel) Azevedo Cunha led a well-attended workshop on Acting for Understanding: Exploratory Practice. The workshop took place at IES Juan Ramón Fernández (the main conference venue) and was organized by APIBA.
After the conference, on Monday 7th May, Paula Rebolledo and Richard Smith facilitated a two-hour workshop titled Exploratory Action Research for Professional Development at the Instituto Superior de Formación Docente Nº 97 in La Plata. The workshop, with around 80 participants, was supported by the British Council, Argentina.
The Third Annual Conference for Teacher-research in ELT, is likely to take place in Colombia, on 11-12 May 2018. Further information will be posted here when we have it.