This component aims to advance local teachers' researching capability via hands-on collaborative research projects. To this end, the project has provided research grants to local teachers and initiated collaborative studies that bring Australian and Vietnamese researchers together.
In 2016, four grants were awarded to the most compelling research projects proposed by the local teachers. Grantees and research projects are
1. Ms. Lam Thi Thanh Uyen – Chau Van Liem Secondary School, Thot Not, Can Tho Project: Using Padlet for Designing Interactive Grammar Exercises for Students at Secondary Schools
2. Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Quyen – Can Tho University
Project: Using podcast learning project to improve non-English major students’ listening skill in the Mekong Delta
3. Mr. Pham Dinh Quoc – Nam Can Tho University
Project: The Impact of English language-use Demands on EFL learners’ Speaking proficiency at an experimented university
4. Ms. Vo Thi Ngan & Mr. Chiem Dat Vinh – Ca Mau Community College
Project: Building the Dictionary Decode “@English language” in Vietnam
In 2017 and 2018, we will continue to provide 8 research grants (valued 100 to 300 AUD each). Applicants are advised to keep track of announcements about the program based on the following time line:
- July 2017: Call for research proposals from local teachers
- August-September, 2017: Research Counsellor Panel's blind reviews
- October 2017: Grant results released
- November-December, 2017: Polish research plans (teachers with guidance);
- January, 2018: Commencement of research projects.
Candidates are required to use this Application Form and advised to carefully read the Panel’s Evaluation Criteria.
Collaborative studies are an important component of the project that aims to develop novice researchers from local schools via scaffolding and hands-on experience from researchers from the University of Wollongong and Gia Viet Language School. Currently implemented projects include:
1. Project 1: A holistic approach to teaching speaking: Putting pedagogical model into practice in Vietnamese context (Dr. Amanda Baker, UOW and MA Nguyen Hai Quan, Gia Viet English Language School)
2. Project 2: Developing effective strategies for teaching English pronunciation to Vietnamese students (Dr. Michael Burri, UOW and MA Hoang Kim Yen, Gia Viet English Language School)
are hoping to get more local teachers involved in these projects, so you are
encouraged to contact our team if you are interested in joining these programs.