Innovation and change in English language education

Innovation and change in English language education

by Ken Hyland
     
 

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Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions so that teachers are able to understand and manage change to organise teaching and learning more effectively.



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Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions so that teachers are able to understand and manage change to organise teaching and learning more effectively.



The book provides an accessible introduction to current theory and research in innovation and change in ELT and shows how these understandings have been applied to the practical concerns of the curriculum and the classroom. In specially commissioned chapters written by experts in the field, the volume



  • sets out the key issues in innovation and change and shows how these relate to actual practice

  • offers a guide to innovation and change in key areas grounded in research

  • relates theory to practice through the use of illustrative case studies and examples

  • brings together the very best scholarship in TESOL and language education from around the world

This book will be of interest to upper undergraduate and graduate students in applied linguistics, language education and TESOL as well as pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators keen to create and manage teaching and learning more effectively.

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This book guides its readers to make sense of the complex, dynamic, and situated nature of change and innovation in English language education. The clarity of the writing and the decision by the editors to encourage case studies that illustrate a positive implementation of change will have the salutary effect of helping readers exercise their agency and embrace and even initiate change, rather than fearing or avoiding it.

Diane Larsen-Freeman, Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Education, University of Michigan, USA

Ken Hyland and Lillian Wong are to be commended for their timely and utterly absorbing synthesis of the knowledge base regarding innovation in English language teaching (ELT) around the globe. Innovation is the driving force for growth in the globalized economy of the 21st century and access to the English language is a prerequisite for effective participation in it. Yet, prior to this volume, the research literature has been scattered and largely incoherent. This book advances the field significantly by documenting the ways which innovation in ELT is likely to produce tangible and sustainable improvements in student outcomes.

James Cummins, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Education at the University of Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135051891
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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