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Classroom-oriented Research

Achievements and Challenges

  • Mirosław Pawlak
  • Jakub Bielak
  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Individual Variation

  3. Teaching and Learning to Teach

  4. Instructional Practices

  5. Research Tools

About this book

Introduction

The volume brings together papers related to different aspects of classroom-oriented research on teaching and learning second and foreign languages that have been authored by specialists from Poland and abroad. The first part contains contributions dealing with individual variation in the language classroom, in particular age, anxiety, beliefs and language learning strategies. The second part deals with various facets of teachers’ behaviors in the classroom, focusing in particular on classroom communication and the use of action research in teacher training. The third part includes papers devoted to various instructional practices, such as the use of new technologies, the development of intercultural competence, assessment or combining content and language. Finally, the last part deals with issues involved in research methodology, with special emphasis being placed on the use of diaries, observations, mixed methods research as well as triangulation.

Keywords

Classroom-oriented Research Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methodology Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 1
  • Jakub Bielak
    • 2
  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak
    • 3
  1. 1., Zakład Filologii AngielskiejAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2., Zakład Filologii AngielskiejAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  3. 3., Zakład Filologii AngielskiejAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00188-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00187-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00188-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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