[Edling] Book: Innovative Practices in Language Teacher Education

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Mar 17 01:48:23 EDT 2017



Title: Innovative Practices in Language Teacher Education

Editors: Tammy S. Gregersen, Peter D. MacIntyre

ISBN: 978-3-319-51788-9
Hardback Price: $139.00

*Softcover Price: $24.99

URL: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319517889



About the book:

This volume addresses innovations in language teacher education, offering a diversity of personal/psychological perspectives and topics in the theory and/or practice in language teacher education. The text deals with innovations in teaching for learning, teacher autonomy, dynamic self-reflection, peace education, professionalism, action research, socio-emotional intelligence, embodiment, professional development, NeuroELT, and more. Organized in three sections, the chapters inspire readers to reflect upon what it means to grow as a teacher as they navigate the intra- to inter-personal continuum. The editors draw the main themes together and discuss them in light of an innovations framework developed by Rogers (including relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability and observability) in order to express, in concrete terms, the ways in which each idea can be considered innovative. Throughout the anthology, the reader will find specific, novel ways in which to work towards good practice in language teacher education.


Table of contents:

- Preface: On the Need for a Theory of Language Teaching: Twenty-five Years Later By Diane Larsen-Freeman.

- Introduction: By Tammy Gregersen and Peter MacIntyre.

- Part I: "Intra" Innovations.

- Innovating my Thinking and Practices as a Language Teacher Educator through my Work as a Researcher By Paula Golembek.

- Idiodynamics: An innovative method to build emotional intelligence through systematic self-assessment/reflection/critique by Tammy Gregersen and Peter MacIntyre.

- Shifting Relations: EFL Pre-service Teachers' Sense of Self as a Network of Relationships By Sarah Mercer.

- The Brain Studies Boom:  Using Neuroscience in ESL/EFL Teacher Education By Curtis Kelly.

- Part II: "Cross-over" Innovations.

- Teaching with Heart and Soul: Socio-emotional Intelligence in Teacher Education Programmes By Sarah Mercer and Christina Gnokou.

- Peace through Understanding: Peace Activities as Innovations in Language Teacher Education By Rebecca Oxford.

- Jobs, Careers and Callings:  Adapting Positive Psychology Tasks for Use in ESL/EFL and Other Language Classes and Teacher Education By Marc Helgesen.

- Part III: "Inter" Innovations.

-Innovating Teacher Development: Transformative Teacher Education through Classroom Inquiry By Anne Burns.

- Becoming a Process Researcher of One's Own Development: Using an Identity Mapping Model to Make Sense of Transformation Dynamics during the Practicum By Alastair Henry and Mona Tynkkinen.

- The Role of Teaching a Novel Language in an SLA Content Course By Amy Thompson.

-  Asking Students to Teach: Gardening in the Jungle By Tim Murphey.


 *Springer offers softcover books for the low price of just $24.99. This service is available directly through your university library. To purchase your softcover edition, just click on the MyCopy link when you search online for the eBook at your institution's library.

Discounted prices are also available when a volume form the Educational Linguistics series is used as a textbook for a course. Contact your Springer representative for further details.




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