Psychology for Language Teachers: A Social Constructivist Approach / Edition 1 by Marion Williams, Robert L. Burden, Williams Marion | | 9780521498807 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Psychology for Language Teachers: A Social Constructivist Approach / Edition 1

Psychology for Language Teachers: A Social Constructivist Approach / Edition 1

by Marion Williams, Robert L. Burden, Williams Marion
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521498805

ISBN-13: 9780521498807

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Psychology for Language Teachers examines the field of educational psychology and considers various ways in which a deeper understanding of this discipline can help language teachers. The first part presents an overview of educational psychology, and discusses how different approaches to psychology have influenced language teaching methodology. Following this, four

Overview

Psychology for Language Teachers examines the field of educational psychology and considers various ways in which a deeper understanding of this discipline can help language teachers. The first part presents an overview of educational psychology, and discusses how different approaches to psychology have influenced language teaching methodology. Following this, four themes are identified: the learner, the teacher, the task and the learning context. Recent psychological developments in each of these domains are discussed and implications are drawn for language teaching. Areas considered include approaches to learning, motivation, the role of the individual, attribution, mediation, the teaching of thinking, the cognitive demands of tasks and the learning environment. Psychology for Language Teachers does not assume previous knowledge of psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521498807
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Language Teaching Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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