- Classroom interaction
- Teacher beliefs and language teaching
- Teacher education and development
- Policy and practice issues in TESOL
Programme Director for the PhD in Applied Linguistics by distance learning.
Programme Director MSc Applied Linguistics/MA Applied Linguitics.
Membership in Professional Organisations
Member of the TESOL Standing Committee for Research
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Editorial Advisory Panel, ELT Journal
Member of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
Member of IATEFL
I am joint series editor, with Keith Richards, of a new series called International Perspectives in ELT, to be published by Palgrave. The series will be launched in 2012 with 3 volumes: International Perspectives in Motivation; International perspectives in Materials, International Perspectives in Classroom Interaction and International Perspectives in TEYL. I am co-editing the volume on Materials with Kathleen Graves.
Copland, F and Garton, S. 2012. Life after on-line learning. In England, L. (Ed.) Online Language Teacher Education: TESOL Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Copland, F. and Garton, S. 2011. ‘I felt that I do live in the UK now’: international students’ self-reports of their English language speaking experiences on a pre-sessional programme. Language and Education 25/3:241-255.
Edge, J. and Garton, S. 2009. From Experience to Knowledge in ELT. Oxford:Oxford University Press.
Garton, S., Copland, F. and Burns, A. 2011. Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English for Young Learners: Project Report. British Council. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/B094%20FINAL%20Aston%20University%20A4%20report_2column_V3.pdf.
Garton, S. 2009. Investigating EFL teacher beliefs about teaching and learning. IATEFL Research News (23). pp. 10-13.
Garton S. 2008. Teacher beliefs and interaction in the language classroom. In Garton S. and Richards, K (eds). Professional Encounters in TESOL: Discourses of Teachers in Teaching. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Garton, S. and Copland, F. 2010. ‘I like this interview; I get cakes and cats!’: the effects of prior relationships on interview talk.’ Qualitative Research 10/5:533-551.
Garton, S. and Edge, J. 2012. Why be an online learner in TESOL? In England, L. (ed.) Online Language Teacher Education: TESOL Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Garton, S. and Richards, K (eds). 2008. Professional Encounters in TESOL: Discourses of Teachers in Teaching. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Garton S. and Richards, K. 2007. Is distance education for teacher second best? The Teacher Trainer 21/3:5-8.
Activities for Teaching Young Learners (2011) British Council ELT Research Award. With Dr Fiona Copland and Professor Anne Burns.
Taking Steps towards CLIL (2010-2011). LinkedUp Awards Scheme. With Dr Fiona Copland
Investigating Global practices in teaching English to Young Learners (2010) British Council ELT Research Award. With Dr Fiona Copland and Professor Anne Burns.