Welcome to the BALEAP Research and Publications website
With this website, we hope to develop a space to share resources about scholarship and publication, to enable access to scholarship and provide support for it and to forge collaboration and scholarship networks across diverse contexts.
We view scholarship and disseminating research as equally central to an educator’s practice as teaching is. We hope to support a scholarship that is ethical, inclusive, collegial, collaborative, and that explores the impact of our practices and beliefs on students, on ourselves and on the wider community (Ding et al., 2018). This is a scholarship that is concerned with student learning, a scholarship that is rigorous and contextualised, a scholarship which involves students and is made public so it can be discussed and critiqued (Felten, 2013). Engaging in scholarship allows for well-meaning and reasoned critique to be expressed openly for the benefit of the community, and that has potential to redefine our professional identity, our practice and our impact.
The range of initiatives shown on this website, the Funding Stream, the ResTES, the MA Award, the Conversations aim to address the needs of the varied BALEAP community. We welcome you to use this space and to take part in the various initiatives represented here to express your views, to suggest ideas, and to imagine and shape the field as more socially just and responsible, more respectful and inclusive of differences of actors and contexts, and more open to deconstructing assumptions around legitimate knowers and knowledge practices. We hope that through the various initiatives in place and more to come, you will find the avenue to discuss scholarship ideas, and share your work, to find support and inspiration, and meet collaborators with similar interests and dispositions.
Current Research and Publication Officers [2021-2024]:
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ding, A., Bodin-Galvez, J., Bond, B., Morimoto, K., Ragni, V., Rust, N., & Soliman, R. (2018). A manifesto for the Scholarship of Language Teaching and Learning. The Language Scholar, The University of Leeds, UK.
Felten, P. (2013). Principles of good practice in SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(1), 121-125. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/TLI/article/view/57376/43149
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