It was an arduous, yet educational, experience developing the research and writing the dissertation and I am now glad that it is complete. The most difficult process was to develop a qualitative survey that would complement and assist with the aims of the research. Further information about the development and composition of the Dissertation Surveys can be found earlier in the blog. Nevertheless, I uncovered that the aim of the research was answer the following questions:
1. To what extent are teachers applying elements of Dogme ELT?
2. What are teacher and student attitudes towards the three basic principles of Dogme ELT?
It was necessary to develop surveys to find out teachers’ and students’ attitudes towards the three key principles of Dogme ELT as well as their experiences. Once surveys were completed, teacher interviews were arranged with two participants that had completed the corresponding teacher survey. These two teachers were working at different schools and had different teaching experiences.
Anyhow, I would like to thank all those that participated with the survey and support that I received from family, friends and colleagues. A short summary of my dissertation is provided below and I would welcome any feedback. If you have questions regarding the research, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dogme ELT – Dissertation Short Summary