26.1866, Books: Enhancing Autonomy in Language Education: Jiménez Raya, Vieira

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Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:44:28
From: Linda Steglich [linda.steglich at degruyter.com]
Subject: Enhancing Autonomy in Language Education: Jiménez Raya, Vieira

 


Title: Enhancing Autonomy in Language Education 
Subtitle: A Case-Based Approach to Teacher and Learner Development 
Series Title: Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education [SSFLE] 9  

Publication Year: 2015 
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
	   http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
	

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182358?format=G 


Author: Manuel Jiménez Raya
Author: Flávia Vieira

Electronic: ISBN:  9781501501081 Pages: 158 Price: Europe EURO 79.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9781614511960 Pages: 158 Price: Europe EURO 79.95


Abstract:

The book explores the idea that pedagogy for autonomy requires the integration of teacher and learner development and can be enhanced through a case-based approach in teacher education.

A case-based approach values experiential professional learning and expands professional competences necessary to promote autonomy in schools: developing a critical view of (language) education; managing local constraints so as to open up spaces for manoeuvre; centring teaching on learning; interacting with others in the professional community.

Two strategies to implement the approach are presented and illustrated. The first one involves teachers in designing, implementing and evaluating experiences of pedagogy for autonomy, which are the basis for writing professional narratives and building a case portfolio. The second draws on teachers’ pedagogical experience as the basis for the construction of case materials where experiential elements are combined with theoretical input and reflective tasks, so that the teachers who use those materials can reflect about and explore their own practice. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)

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