About RPDC


  • To  encourage and strengthen a culture of continuous development in research and professional practices within the Centre
  • To advise and support colleagues who are engaged in, or who are interested in, any aspect of applied research which has pedagogical implications or applications
  • To identify and provide opportunities for professional development relevant to the Centre’s and colleagues’ needs


Areas of Responsibility

1.  Leadership in applied research

  • Projects
  • Publications

2.  Facilitation of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Coordination of various groups
  • Dissemination of research

3. Advising on research

  • Project design
  • Proposal writing
  • Ethics clearance
  • Grant applications
  • Presenting
  • Publishing
  • Integration of research into professional practice

4.   Advising on professional development

  • Peer-mentor observation of and reflection on teaching and research
  • Self-initiated professional development initiatives (e.g. action research)
  • Critical and reflective review of own practices
  • Collaborative development (e.g. materials development sharing group)
  • Networking (e.g. professional groups such as HAAL, TESOL, etc.)

5. Organizing research and professional development activities

  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Sharing and discussion sessions
  • Symposia
  • Conferences
  • Retreats

6.  Informing Centre staff of relevant research and professional development opportunities

  • Funding
  • Conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Journals
  • Professional groups and associations
  • Book recommendations
  • Courses
  • Electronic discussion lists / forums

7.  Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL)