Exploratory Practice in Language Education: How Teachers Teach and Learn

  • Assia Slimani-RollsEmail author
  • Richard Kiely


This chapter locates Exploratory Practice (EP) in the fields of language teaching and teacher learning. It considers the traditions of language teaching, from method to post-method, which have come to shape programmes in teacher education and development. Then, it discusses the ways EP, as an approach to practice, and as a form of practitioner research, can develop teachers’ pedagogic strategies through working with students to understand classrooms, and to transform the social space of the classroom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Languages and CultureRegent’s University LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Modern Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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