NELTA President Ms. Motikala Dewan being presented with the action reseach book.  ©

British Council Nepal

British Council Nepal action research book was launched on 15 February 2018 as part of a week long programme promoting and supporting teacher-led research.  The launch was integrated with the 23rd NELTA (Nepal English Language Teacher’s Association) Conference which also focuses on supporting teachers in this area. Head of Programmes at British Council Nepal, Rhona Brown presented  NELTA president Motikala Dewan with the book in the presence of more than 230 NELTA members, saying, “we are as proud of the process which brought us here as we are of this final product.  It has been a great learning journey for us and for the contributors to this publication.  We hope it will be a great learning tool for a wider audience of educators now.”

This book is borne out of the work of the project ‘Strengthening Teacher Educators’ Professional Skills’ (STEPS) and focuses on  two of the professional practices in the Teaching for Success CDP Framework for the teachers and educators:

  • Researching and contributing to the profession
  • Taking responsibility for your own professional development

The book, Journeys of Reflective Practice,  is a compilation of the research findings and reflections from 10 teacher educators who have effectively demonstrated their understanding of action research and classroom enquiry.  Each one actively investigated a challenge they faced in the classroom or training room to better understand their learners and how to strengthen their teaching and training skills. 



British Council Nepal

"The book Journeys of Reflective Practice created  by the British Council Nepal for the professional development scheme-Strengthening Teacher Educators’ Professional Skills (STEPS) is  very practical and useful for  trainers, teachers and even for the general public to find out and understand a number of real classroom  issues and problems faced by teachers in the classroom and how to address them,” says NELTA president Motikala Dewan.

This is a non-academic research book as the content of the book is based on any topic of  relevance to the person conducting the research. This action research book demonstrated the researchers’ professional reflective journeys through  action research and can be used by other teachers and educator as a reference to further help them to tackle  similar issues in their own professional lives