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Issues impacting the motivation of Iranian university students to learn English

A Language and Education Network Research Talk - Shahrzad Ardavani (University of Aberdeen)

A School of Education research event
Date9 June 2016
Time16:00 to 17:30
PlaceBaring Court 112

In this talk Shahrzad Ardavani will talk about the issues impacting the motivation of Iranian university students to learn English, and more generally, the teaching of English in Iran from the perspective of socio-economic and political development.

In addition the talk will expand on Shahrzad’s current research about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) as an answer to a critical need for global access to higher education and professional development, specifically for marginalized people in advanced economies and also in the less privileged countries.

Shahrzad Ardavani is currently undertaking PhD in Philosophy of Education at the University of Aberdeen under the Elphinstone Scholarship.   Prior to her PhD, Shahrzad completed a Master’s degree at the University of Exeter.  She recently attended the 50th Annual International Conference in Birmingham and gave a talk on current issues in English language teaching in Iran.  

ProviderSchool of Education
Intended audienceAcademic colleagues and research students
Registration informationNo booking required
OrganizerJo Moncur

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