Innovative Practices in Language Teacher Education

Spanning the Spectrum from Intra- to Inter-personal Professional Development

  • Tammy S. Gregersen
  • Peter D. MacIntyre

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tammy S. Gregersen, Peter D. MacIntyre
    Pages 1-11
  3. “Intra” Innovations

  4. “Cross-over” Innovations

  5. “Inter” Innovations

About this 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.


a theory for language teaching effective language teacher education teaching for learning NeuroELT Rogers' innovation framework socio-emotional intelligence in teacher education supporting language teacher autonomy Peace activities and TESOL positive task based SLA language teacher agency

Editors and affiliations

  • Tammy S. Gregersen
    • 1
  • Peter D. MacIntyre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Languages and LiteraturesUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCape Breton UniversitySydneyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51788-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51789-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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