CEFR and Language Portfolio College and University Education Unvetted SIG Forum

Using the CEFR-focused Action Research Model - Reflections on two years of research

Sun, Jul 10, 10:00-11:30 Asia/Tokyo

Location: A31 HYBRID

The JALT CEFR & LP SIG is supporting teacher-researchers through a collaborative Kaken research project entitled “Language Education reform using action research: Putting CEFR’s educational principles into practice” since 2020. During the Forum, project participants will reflect on their research projects they conducted so far using the CEFR-focused Action Research Model (CARM) developed by the SIG. The SIG Forum will be an opportunity to discuss examples from researchers’ intermediate outcomes in relation to the CARM model (= AR / CEFR aspects) as good model case studies. Forum participants are encouraged to engage and reflect on their current practice and consider how the CEFR and CARM might be utilized in their own contexts. The Forum will conclude with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the CARM model and the goals for the final year of the KAKEN project. The Forum is open to everyone interested in intending to conduct research in the field of foreign language teaching and learning especially using Action Research and/or the CEFR – CEFR CV as a tool. The Forum intends to foster sharing and peer-learning.

  • Gabriela Schmidt

    Coordinator of JALT CEFR & LP SIG. Interested in languages, addicted to the CEFR and CEFR/CV, interested in Intercultural Communication, the relation of Language and Culture, Pragmatics, Listening and more.