Adapting Classroom Action Research as a Form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Practice for Teachers of English in Improving English Language Teaching
This paper discusses the use of Classroom Action Research (CAR) as a form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in an English language classroom. CAR is a research method that allows teachers to reflect on their teaching practices, identify problems, and develop and implement solutions in their own classrooms. CPD is essential for teachers to improve their skills and knowledge and maintain their professional competence. This paper examines the benefits and challenges of using CAR as a form of CPD in an English language classroom and the strategies involved in conducting a CAR project. It explores the place of classroom action research (CAR) as a form of continuous professional development (CPD) in English language classrooms. CAR is a cyclical process of inquiry that involves teachers systematically reflecting on their practice, identifying problems or issues, and implementing changes in their teaching to improve student learning. The paper provides an overview of CAR and its potential benefits for English language teachers. It then discusses the challenges that teachers may face in implementing CAR and offers suggestions for how these challenges can be overcome. The paper concludes that CAR is an effective and valuable form of CPD for English language teachers, as it allows them to reflect on their practices, develop new skills and knowledge, and improve the learning outcomes of their students.