Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms


Author: Jack C. Richards,Charles Lockhart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052145803X

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices. This book introduces teachers to techniques for exploring their own classroom experiences. Numerous books deal with classroom observation and research, but this is the first to offer a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation. Richards and Lockhart aim to develop a reflective approach to teaching, one in which teachers collect data about their own teaching; examine their attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions; and use the information they obtain as a basis for critical reflection on teaching practices. Each chapter includes questions and activities appropriate for group discussion or self-study.

Second Language Classrooms

Research on Teaching and Learning


Author: Craig Chaudron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521339803

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 911

This book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centred research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages giving new insights into how languages are learned and what the effects of classroom instruction are.

Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching

Research-Based Principles and Practices


Author: Steve Mann,Steve Walsh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317557840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 292

View: 8157

Offering a unique, data-led, evidence-based approach to reflective practice in English language teaching, this book brings together theory, research and practice in an accessible way to demonstrate what reflective practice looks like and how it is undertaken in a range of contexts. Readers learn how to do and to research reflective practice in their own settings. Through the use of data, dialogue and appropriate tools, the authors show how reflective practice can be used as an ongoing teaching tool that supports professional self-development.

Training Foreign Language Teachers

A Reflective Approach


Author: Michael J. Wallace,Tzong-Ho Bau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521356541

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

View: 8958

Training Foreign Language Teachers is aimed at anyone in the area of foreign language teaching who is engaged in designing, running or taking part in teacher education programmes. It begins by examining some current models of teacher education. It goes on to describe the notion of the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - someone who reflects on the practice of their profession as a way of developing their expertise in it. Training Foreign Language Teachers explores ways in which a reflective approach can be applied to many areas of the teacher education programme, including: * classroom observation * microteaching * design and assesment of teacher education programmes. It contains many suggestions for practical work and discussion, and numerous applications to actual situations, including an extended case-study.

Promoting Teacher Reflection in Second Language Education

A Framework for TESOL Professionals


Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317687345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 138

View: 3831

Taking the concept and the practice of reflective teaching forward, this book introduces a well-structured, flexible framework for use by teachers at all levels of development, from pre-service to novice to the most experienced. The framework outlines five levels of reflective practice—Philosophy; Principles; Theory-of-Practice; Practice; Beyond Practice—and provides specific techniques for teachers to implement each level of reflection in their work. Designed to allow readers to take either a deductive approach, moving from theory-into-practice, or an inductive approach where they start from a practice-into-theory position, the framework can be used by teachers alone, in pairs, or in a group.

Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom


Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379151

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

View: 1049

Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom provides a balanced introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of communicative task design, and is aimed at all second and foreign language teachers who want to develop their own tasks, or adopt/adapt those of others. The major purpose is to integrate recent research and practice in language teaching into a framework for analysing learning tasks. This framework should help teachers select, adapt or create their own communicative tasks. The ideas presented are relevant to teachers working in or preparing for a range of teaching situations with a variety of learner types.

The Language Teaching Matrix


Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 1979

Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching


Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194355742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

View: 3879

The Grammar-Translation Method - The Direct Method - The Audio-Lingual Method - The Silent Way - Desuggestopedia - Community Language Learning - Total Physical Response - Communicative Language Teaching - Content-based, Task-based, and Participatory Approaches - Learning Strategy Training, Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.

Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition


Author: J. Michael O'Malley,Anna Uhl Chamot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052135286X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 260

View: 5612

A review of the literature on learning strategies, describing and classifying learning strategies in second language learning.