Narratives of Learning and Teaching EFL

Narratives of Learning and Teaching EFL

Hardcover(2008)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230545434
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/20/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

RIIKKA ALANEN is Adjunct Professor in Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Language Studies and Lecturer in Language Pedagogy in the Department of Teacher Education of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
PHIL BENSON is Associate Professor in the English Department at the Hong Kong Institute of Education
DAVID BLOCK is Reader in Education in the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy at the Institute of Education, University of London
CHRISTOPHER CARPENTER teaches at Dokkyo University, Japan
ALICE CHIK is at Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong
SARA COTTERALL is Associate Professor at Akita International University in Japan
NEIL COWIE teaches English in the Foreign Language Education Centre at Okayama University, Japan
HANNELE DUFVA is Full Professor of Language Education in the Department of Languages at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
DEISE P. DUTRA is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
LEENA KARLSSON is Lecturer in English at the University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland
HELIANA MELLO is Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
LAURA MICCOLI is Associate Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
TIM MURPHEY teaches at Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
GAROLD MURRAY is Professor at Akita International University, Japan
TARJA NIKULA is Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland in the Department of Languages at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
ANNE PITKÄNEN-HUHTA is Senior Lecturer in English in the Department of Languages at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
KEIKO SAKUI is Associate Professor at Kobe Shoin Women's University, Japan

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART I: INTRODUCTION Narrativizing Learning and Teaching EFL: The Beginnings; P.Kalaja, V.Menezes & A.M.F.Barcelos PART II: WRITTEN NARRATIVES The Seeds of Agency in Language Learning Histories; T.Murphey & C.Carpenter Learning English: Students' Beliefs and Experiences in Brazil; A.M.F.Barcelos Self-Observation and Reconceptualization Through Narratives and Reflective Practice; D.P.Dutra & H.Mello Brazilian EFL Teachers' Experiences in Public and Private Schools: Different Contexts with Similar Challenges; L.Miccoli PART III: SELF-NARRATIVES Turning the Kaleidoscope EFL Research as Auto/Biography; L.Karlsson 'To Speak English Is Tedious': Student Resistance in Japanese University Classrooms; K.Sakui & N.Cowie PART IV: ORAL NARRATIVES Passion and Persistence: Learning English in Akita; S.Cotterall Communities of Practice: Stories of Japanese EFL Learners; G.Murray EFL Narratives and English-Mediated Identities: Two Ships Passing In The Night?; D.Block Frequent Flyer: A Narrative of Overseas Study in English; A.Chik & P.Benson PART V: MULTIMODAL NARRATIVES Using Photographs to Access Stories of Learning English; T.Nikula & A.Pitkänen-Huhta Self-Portraits of EFL Learners: Finnish Students Draw and Tell; P.Kalaja, R.Alanen & H.Dufva Multimedia Language Learning Histories; V.Menezes PART VI: CONCLUSION Narrativizing Learning and Teaching EFL: Concluding Remarks; V.Menezes, A.M.F.Barcelos & P.Kalaja References Index

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