The professional development of colleagues involved in learning, teaching, scholarship and research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is one of BALEAP’s key aims. As a registered charity, the association works hard to support the professional development of those involved in learning, teaching, scholarship and research in EAP.
The ResTES programme sees scholarship as an umbrella term encompassing a range of activities. At one end of the continuum is research. But there is also a place for modest activities (perhaps in terms of time commitment) which nonetheless deliver significant public contributions to knowledge and understanding. All these endeavors are worthy of public use and scrutiny. Examples include: case studies, exploratory research, narrative accounts, action research.
The ResTES programme is a vehicle for promoting and sustaining transitions from practitioner to scholar/researcher. There is a small fee to attend simply to cover the costs.
The first event in the 2016/17 programme was linked to the theme of the Glasgow PIM, Learner Identity: Managing Transitions, but focussed on EAP practitioners. More information, including material arising from the event, is available here.
The next ResTES event was a symposium in Leeds: ‘Knowledge and the EAP practitioner’.
EAP practitioners interested in scholarship may find the following EAP in the North symposium interesting (please check back for more information): The EAP Practitioner in the Academy: A Watershed Moment
Further events in the series will be announced here.