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Classroom-Oriented Research

Reconciling Theory and Practice

  • Mirosław Pawlak

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Research Directions and Methodology

  3. Empirical Investigations

  4. Linking Theory and Classroom Practice

About this book

Introduction

This collection gathers contributions from scholars from Poland and abroad addressing different facets of research into the processes of foreign-language and second-language learning and teaching as they transpire in a typical language classroom. The book is divided into three parts, which address in turn: research directions and methodology, the findings of empirical research, and links between theoretical considerations and classroom practice. Accordingly, the first part includes papers that examine the role of different research paradigms, put forward concrete research proposals, present innovative data gathering tools or assess the role of such instruments in language teaching. The second part includes reports on original research studies focusing e.g. on teachers’ beliefs, the role of lexis and pragmatics, the application of modern technologies, the teaching and assessment of primary school children, and the development of social skills from a cross-cultural perspective. Finally, the third part of the book demonstrates how theory-driven approaches can enhance the effectiveness of instructed second language acquisition.

Keywords

Classroom-oriented research Instructed second language acquisition Research methodology Second and foreign language pedagogy Teaching and Assessment of primary school children

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 1
  1. 1.Zakład Filologii AngielskiejAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30373-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30371-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30373-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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