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120003 SE MEd 03: SE Applied Research Seminar (2020W)

Focus on Teachers: Education, Development, Professionalism, Wellbeing

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 19 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Veranstaltungstyp: digital
Due to the present situation regarding the pandemic, the seminar will be conducted as a digital course. During the first online session on 9 October the structure, contents, requirements and realisation of the course will be outlined, discussed and modified if necessary, based on your interests. I consider it important that your individual research interests will be catered for as far as possible and that you can work on questions which are relevant to you. If the conditions regarding the pandemic allow, we shall have a longer final meeting in class at the university in January 2021. Between October and January you will do some reading, work on small assignments and discuss your ideas, findings and questions in video conferences. We will meet online for input, consultations and feedback each Friday from 16.15 to 17.45 hrs. My office hour will be after each week's session.

Freitag 09.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Samstag 10.10. 10:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 16.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 23.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 30.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 06.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 13.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 20.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 27.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 04.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 11.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 18.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Freitag 08.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 15.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 22.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 29.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar looks at English language teachers from a variety of perspectives while considering a number of different qualitative research approaches and methods, in particular documentary research, case studies, action research and narrative research. We will deal with aspects of teacher education and training, with the need for continuing professional development, with several elements of professional teacher behaviour and last but not least with job satisfaction and teacher well-being. This wide range of topics allows us to encounter and evaluate suitable research methods and procedures, e.g. interviews, observation, questionnaires, hermeneutics and qualitative content analysis among others, as well as consider fundamental questions of research, e.g. research ethics, researcher bias, research politics. My goals are twofold: introducing you to the process of research and to certain important research procedures (maybe as preparation for your final thesis) and combining this with a reflection on what it means to become, work and develop as a language teacher.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and presentation (cut off point 60%)
(B) project report or research paper (cut-off point 60%)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 missed sessions)
(b) preparing weekly exercises and submitting all assignments (on time)
(c) active engagement in project work and presentation
(d) handing in the project report or research paper (on time)
(d) attaining pass levels on both A and B (see above)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance is obligatory (max. 2 absences)
A maximum of 60 points can be achieved.
0-36 = Nicht genügend
37-42= Genügend
43 -48= Befriedigend
49 - 54= Gut
55-60 = Sehr gut


There is no sit-down exam. As indicated above, understanding the rationale and the means of applying research methods, both independently and in connection with a larger research project, is shown through successful completion of tasks.


Bibliographies will be provided in class and on moodle.
Some selected readings:

Barkhuizen, Gary; Benson, Phil; Chik, Alice (2014). Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research. New York and London: Routledge.
Barkhuizen, Gary (ed.).(2019). Qualitative Research Topics in Language Teacher Education. New York and London: Routledge.
Caspari, Daniela; Klippel, Friederike; Legutke Michael; Schramm, Karen (eds.) (2016). Forschungsmethoden in der Fremdsprachendidaktik - Ein Handbuch. Tübingen: Narr.
Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2017) Research methods in education. New York and London: Routledge.

Dörnyei, Zoltán (2007). Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dörnyei, Z., & Taguchi, T. (2009). Questionnaires in second language research: Construction, administration, and processing. New York and London: Routledge.
Richards, Keith (2003). Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MEd 046/507
Code/Modul: MEd 03
Lehrinhalt: 12-4830

Letzte Änderung: Fr 05.02.2021 11:30