Pawlak, Mirosław, Bielak, Jakub, Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Anna (Eds.)
2014, XVII, 301 p. 11 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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The papers included in the collection represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methods
Many of the contributions report the findings of original research which enhance our knowledge of teaching and learning in the language classroom
The studies reported in the volume provide important guidelines for researchers interested in conducting classroom-oriented research
The theoretical issues and research findings presented in specific papers serve as a basis for concrete pedagogic implications
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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Classroom-oriented Research - Instructed Second Language Acquisition - Research Methodology - Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy