Teacher Cognition about Teaching and Learning



This chapter offers insights into the meanings of teaching and learning from participants’ perspective through analysing detailed classroom interaction. It mainly looks at how teaching a language is interpreted in action by teachers through the interactive work. It is suggested that a language classroom is a more complex learning environment where individual teachers implement their own educational values and agendas. In a language classroom, a teacher might focus on linguistic knowledge, communication skills, promoting content-integrated language learning or integrating culture knowledge in language learning. Sometimes teachers also enhance learning strategies and develop learners’ creativity and criticality.


Language teacher cognition Teaching Learning Linguistic knowledge Communication CILL Culture Creativity and criticality 


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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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