Teachers as Course Developers

Teachers as Course Developers Author : Kathleen Graves
Release : 1996-02-23
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 052149768X
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This is a book about how language teachers themselves rather than curriculum specialists develop and implement their own courses. The paperback edition illuminates the process of course development through the narratives of six ELT teachers who have designed courses in widely varying contexts worldwide. Graves provides a framework for course design and examines how these six teachers have utilized or departed from the framework in meeting the challenges of their particular situations. Each narrative is followed by an analysis and a set of tasks that direct the reader's attention to a particular aspect of the framework.

Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes

Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes Author : H. Basturkmen
Release : 2010-10-01
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 0230290515
File Size : 52.50 MB
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Presented in two parts, this book firstly introduces core considerations in ESP course development drawing on examples from a wide range of ESP and EAP courses. Secondly four case studies show how experienced ESP teachers and course developers went about developing courses to meet the needs of their particular learners.

Teaching Through Self-instruction

Teaching Through Self-instruction Author : Derek Rowntree
Release : 1986
Publisher :
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Now fully revised and updated, this book aims to help teachers and trainers produce effective materials for open and distance learning. All stages of the process are covered, from identifying the needs and expectations of the learners to evaluating the effectiveness of the materials produced.

Designing Language Courses

Designing Language Courses Author : Kathleen Graves
Release : 2000
Publisher : Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN : 9780838479094
File Size : 51.95 MB
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Designing Language Courses: A Guide for Teachers is a clear and comprehensive overview of course design. This text provides a practical guide to designing language courses by encouraging teachers to explore ways of planning and organizing content, and evaluating materials.

The Age of Learning

The Age of Learning Author : Peter Jarvis
Release : 2014-06-23
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1135380384
File Size : 69.65 MB
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A multidisciplinary analysis of learning in contemporary society. It analyzes both the meaning and the place of these strands that make up modern education and offers an overview of the part they play in the work of all educators, trainers, teachers and course developers.

Supporting the Professional Development of English Language Teachers

Supporting the Professional Development of English Language Teachers Author : Melissa K. Smith
Release : 2017-11-22
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1351737627
File Size : 63.79 MB
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Applying the principles of facilitative teaching to mentorship, this book brings together well-established knowledge about mentoring with the experiences and ideas of mentors in the field to advance and support the professional development of language teachers. Recognizing the impact of globalization and technology, Smith and Lewis identify processes and pathways for mentors to develop multi-layered skills for working with teachers in both their own and cross-cultural contexts, and in face-to-face and virtual settings. Grounded in theory, this innovative approach is illustrated with authentic experiences, and ready to be applied by readers in their specific settings around the world. With an interactive design that encourages participation and practice, each chapter includes vignettes, reflections, and challenging scenarios from mentors in training. Self-reflection and task sections at the end of each chapter engage the reader in combining theory with practice. Sample materials such as mentor-mentee contracts, work plans, journal templates, discussion suggestions (face-to-face or online), and observation forms deepen understanding and enable mentors to adapt or create their own materials. This practical and context-adaptable guide is accessible to mentors at any career stage, for use in personal professional development, or as part of mentor training sessions.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning Author : Michael Byram
Release : 2013-06-26
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 113623554X
File Size : 41.23 MB
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

Academic Evaluation

Academic Evaluation Author : K. Hyland
Release : 2009-08-12
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 0230244297
File Size : 49.60 MB
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This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others' work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others' ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility.

Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers Author : Angi Malderez
Release : 2007-07-31
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN : 0826484905
File Size : 22.43 MB
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This authoritative guide is intended for teachers who support the learning of other teachers. This role may cover a range of duties such as: being responsible for staff development within the context of a school; running a one-off workshop or a longer in-service programme; mentoring a trainee during the classroom based elements of their initial teacher qualification programme; starting a new job in an initial teacher preparation programme. In order to support you in your role the authors have provided invaluable advice on the following: designing effective programmes to support teacher learning; planning and preparing your training session; facilitating the mentoring process; assessing teachers and their learning; your own personal development as a teacher of teachers.

Discipline-Specific Writing

Discipline-Specific Writing Author : John Flowerdew
Release : 2016-09-13
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 1315519003
File Size : 77.86 MB
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Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing: Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business; Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader; Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing; Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching; Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.

Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources

Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources Author : Okada, Alexandra
Release : 2012-03-31
Publisher : IGI Global
ISBN : 1466603011
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"This book offers a collection of the latest research, trends, future developments, and case studies pertaining to collaborative learning"--Provided by publisher.

Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers

Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers Author : Ian McGrath
Release : 2013-01-17
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN : 1441143696
File Size : 60.18 MB
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Considers what effect the availability of teaching materials has had on teachers' practice.

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education Author : Steve Walsh
Release : 2019-07-03
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1317335201
File Size : 63.37 MB
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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education provides an accessible, authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date resource of English language teacher education. With an overview of historical issues, theoretical frameworks and current debates, this handbook provides unique insights into a range of teacher education contexts, focusing on key issues relating to teacher and learner priorities, language and communication, current practices, reflective practice, and research. Key features include: a cross-section of current theories, practices and issues, providing readers with a resource which can be used in a variety of contexts; the use of data, transcripts and tasks to highlight and illustrate a range of practices, including examples of ‘best practice’; ‘snapshots’ of ELTE from a number of contexts taken from all around the world; and examples of current technological advances, contemporary thinking on reflective practice, and insights gained from recent research. This wide-ranging and international collection of chapters has been written by leading experts in the field. The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education is sure to be core reading for students, researchers and educators in applied linguistics, TESOL and language education.

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Developing Materials for Language Teaching Author : Brian Tomlinson
Release : 2003-12-02
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN : 9780826459176
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"In this book we offer the informed and reflective practioner as the ideal agent for mediating between the practice and theory of language teaching. Some of the contributors might be labelled teachers, some materials developers, some applied linguists, some teacher trainers and some publishers, but all of them share four things in common: they have all had expereince as teachers of a second or foreign language, they have all contributed to the development of second language materials, they have are all well informed about developments in linguistic and psycholinguistic theory and they all have respect for the teacher as the person with the power to decide what actually happens in the classroom." --From the Introduction>

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities Author : Niess, Margaret L.
Release : 2016-10-07
Publisher : IGI Global
ISBN : 1522516220
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Educational technologies are vastly becoming a common-place entity in classrooms as they provide more options and support for teachers and students. However, many teachers are finding these technologies difficult to use as they were never fully trained on how to utilize it or have received little instruction on how to effectively apply it in the classroom. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities features contemporary insights into a multi-year research effort that concluded with the design and development of an online TPACK learning trajectory. Highlighting how this development impacts the design of professional development coursework for educators, this publication is a critical work for in-service teachers, researchers, and online course developers.

Innovation in English Language Teaching

Innovation in English Language Teaching Author : David Hall
Release : 2013-10-18
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 113637048X
File Size : 64.59 MB
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This reader provides both theoretical perspectives and practical tools for analysing and understanding how ELT classroom curricula can be analysed, developed and evaluated. The commissioned and classic texts place curriculum change in a philosophical framework and also explore the political and institutional considerations. A series of case studies are provided to highlight both the role of the teacher in curriculum innovation and various processes of planning and implementation. The final section deals with evaluating curriculum and syllabus change.

500 Tips for TESOL Teachers

500 Tips for TESOL Teachers Author : Race, Phil
Release : 1999-02-01
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 113572802X
File Size : 74.86 MB
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There has been a growth in the number of teachers involved in teaching English as a foreign or second language. This handbook contains practical suggestions for EFL teachers, and aims to lead to ideas which can be tried out at once. Lists of useful resources and pro-formas are included.

Professional Development in Online Teaching and Learning in Technical Communication

Professional Development in Online Teaching and Learning in Technical Communication Author : Beth L. Hewett
Release : 2020-05-18
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 0429683758
File Size : 54.23 MB
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Technical communication instructors need professional development opportunities that will aid them in creating their online courses; in developing curricula; and in teaching in what may be a new environment. Although instructors can turn to instructional design teams for assistance in using Learning Management System and its functions, they specifically need their own first-hand, immersive learning within their pedagogical training. In other words, teachers need to learn in an online context like the environment that their students will use; such direct training helps instructors to facilitate student learning in a technologically distributed classroom. Beyond learning technological skills to facilitate a course, these teachers need to learn to use the technology effectively to keep students on track and to teach them skills and material. This collection—which includes three contributions from 2007 and 10 from 2017—focuses on the types of professional development instructors need to be successful in the online technical communication classroom. Formed as a 10-year retrospective of the field and its advances in online education professional development, the book offers instructors theoretical and practical suggestions for creating and teaching successful online courses and managing entire online technical communication programs. This book was originally published as a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ).

Second Language Teacher Education

Second Language Teacher Education Author : Diane J. Tedick
Release : 2013-06-17
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1135615039
File Size : 71.27 MB
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The education of second language teachers takes place across diverse contexts, levels, settings, and geographic regions. By bringing together research, theory, and best practices from a variety of contexts (ESL/EFL, foreign language, bilingual and immersion education), this book contributes to building meaningful professional dialogue among second-language teacher educators. Featuring an international roster of authors, the volume is comprised of 18 chapters organized in four thematic sections: the knowledge base of second language teacher education; second language teacher education contexts; collaborations in second language teacher education; and second language teacher education in practice. Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives is an essential professional resource for practicing and prospective second language teacher educators around the world.