School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Sign Up for English Grammar for Writing Action Research Project

This form is for upper-secondary school teachers of English who are interested in participating in an action research project organized by Claire Hogarth, Senior Lecturer of English in Teacher Education at Örebro University. By submitting this form, you express your intention to participate in the project.

Participants will be admitted to the project on a first come, first served basis. Participants have the right to withdraw at any time for any reason. Participants who complete the project will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate will describe teacher participation and list pedagogic and researching skills developed.

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The project will run from August through to December, 2017. Workshops will be scheduled during normal working hours and take place at Örebro University. Each workshop will be three-hours in length and require some preparation.  
Confirm that you plan to attend ALL 6 workshop sessions: *
Your principal should confirm that you will be able to (1) attend and prepare for the workshops, (2) develop and implement two pedagogic changes in your classroom during the fall term of 2017, and (3) collaborate in the development of data collection tools (questionnaires, interviews, and pre- and post-intervention tests) and use them to document intervention effects in your classrooms.  
Confirm that you will provide documented permission from your principal to join the project. Scan the document and send it to our research administator, Ingela Abramsson at This is an email address by Friday, June16: *
To benefit from and contribute to this project, you will need a good working knowledge of the sentence’s working parts. For example, participants should be able to 1) identify the basic elements of a clause (subject and predicate), 2) distinguish between an independent and subordinate clause, 3) distinguish between subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, 4) distinguish between a clause and a phrase, 5) distinguish between a simple, complex, and compound sentence. You should also be familiar with these grammatical terms and have some experience explaining them to students. If you feel you need to review these grammar topics and develop your own stylistic abilities in English, I recommend that you read The Well-Crafted Sentence: A Writer’s Guide to Style by Nora Bacon (Bedford/St Martin’s, 2013). This book offers a review of the relevant grammatical terminology and features a series of exercises based in rhetorical pedagogy.
Confirm that you have the subject knowledge need for this project as described above or that you will be able to brush up your skills: *
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