Group Work in the English Language Curriculum: Sociocultural and Ecological Perspectives on Second Language Classroom Learning

Group Work in the English Language Curriculum: Sociocultural and Ecological Perspectives on Second Language Classroom Learning

by P. Chappell

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Overview

This book explores how using small groups in second language classrooms supports language learning. Chappell's experience as a language teacher equips him to present a clear, evidence-based argument for the powerful influence group work has upon the opportunities for learning, and how it should therefore be an integral part of language lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349435814
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip Chappell is a Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University, Australia, where he convenes the Graduate Certificate of TESOL. His research interests are in classroom talk, sociocultural approaches to teacher cognition, dialogic pedagogy, and professional learning for English language teachers. He publishes in leading TESOL and Applied Linguistics journals.

Table of Contents

Foreword PART I Introduction to Part I: Interaction in the Second Language Curriculum 1. An Ecological Perspective on the Interactive Second Language Classroom 2. Teacher and Learner Roles in the Interactive Classroom PART II Introduction to Part II: Group Work and the Second Language Curriculum 3. The Social Functions of Group Work: Optimising Interpersonal Relations 4. Building Field Knowledge Through Collective Thinking and the Joint Construction of Knowledge 5. Using Groups to Promote Oral Fluency - Language Development in Interaction 6. Emphasis on Language Form and Function - Group Work and the Development of Linguistic Knowledge 7. Using Groups Strategically - Negotiating Textual Meanings Through Group Work 8. Integrating Group Work into Lesson and Unit Plans

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