This study aims to explore the perceptions and experiences of Teacher-Educators (TEs) who participated in virtual research-workshop-series as professional development programs. Six TEs, three from natural science and three from social science, participated in a nine-month virtual research workshop series organized by the faculty. In the frame of a case study, the data were gathered from in-depth interviews and a set of questions. The findings revealed that TEs had sufficient research knowledge as they were able to identify good quality of research, read relevant reading research, and signified the importance of research as part of their professional identity. Completion of other tasks, lack of research motivation and collegiality, shortage of research skills and competencies including how to read academic articles due to vocabulary and sentence construction hindered them from conducting research. The workshop has facilitated the TEs autonomy, research skills and competencies, research collaboration, and goal-orientation. The PD program strengthened their research motivation and engagement that scaffold positive insights into their self-research awareness. Moreover, all TEs were able to complete their papers and submit them to reputable journals.


case study, professional development, research and publication, research workshop, research awareness

Author Bio(s)

Dyah Sunggingwati is a lecturer and has been teaching at the English Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, Indonesia, since 2001. She has published her work in local, national, and international journals. Her current research interests are ELT and professional development. She enjoys working with and providing workshops for English teacher’ organizations. Email: dyahsunggingwati@fkip.unmul.ac.id. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0823-8449.

Sudarman Sudarman is a lecturer in the Department of Economic Education, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Indonesia. His research interests are educational technology, media development, and assessment. Email: sudarman@fkip.unmul.ac.id. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8976-8731.

Abdul Hakim is a lecturer in the Department of Physics Education, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Indonesia. He currently holds a doctoral degree in science education, specifically physics education at Universitas Mulawarman. His research focuses on high order thinking skills of science, science literacy, multimedia, and sustainable education. Email: abdul.hakim@fkip.unmul.ac.id. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7345-1326.

Haviluddin Haviluddin is a lecturer in the Department of Informatics, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Indonesia. His research interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science areas. Email: haviluddin@unmul.ac.id. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0016-1413.


The authors would like to acknowledge the Faculty of Teacher Training and Educational Studies, Universitas Mulawarman, Indonesia, for providing financial support.

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