Raising Pre-service English Language Teachers’ Research Literacy Competencies in a Teacher Education Program

Mirioğlu M. , Buğra C.

The European Conference on Language Learning 2019 Official Conference Proceedings, London, United Kingdom, 19 July 2019 - 21 June 2020, pp.1-8

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8


In teacher education programs, one of the required attainments of any ideal pre-

service teacher program is to enable pre-service teachers to be aware of research

literacy competencies and have practice to improve such competencies during their

education. This study aims at equipping the participants with the necessary critical

skills and research literacy competencies and tries to investigate whether these

implementations create awareness about this issue. This study was conducted at

Çukurova University with 55 second-year participants studying in the department of

English Language Teaching in the 2018-2019 Academic Year Fall Semester. The data

was collected through a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, and self-reflective

reports. The results of this study show that most of the students do not have much

information about research literacy competencies while some of them are aware of it

to some extent. This study sheds light on the importance of integrating critical

awareness into research literacy competencies in the Teacher Education Programs.

The results of this study also contributes to both the pre-service teachers’ professional

development and the Teacher Education Programs regarding the importance of

integrating critical awareness into research and their future classroom practices


Key words: Teacher education, ELT, research literacy competencies