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Autonomy, Agency, and Identity in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language

Authors: Teng, (Mark) Feng

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  • An essential reference for every university library that serves an education faculty. 
  • Charts new territory in English foreign language education to examine theoretical and practical issues related to autonomy, agency and identity, equipping readers with an in-depth understanding of English language teacher education
  • Presents teachers’ and students’ points of view to inform and enhance the practice of teaching and learning English as a foreign language
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This book discusses the importance of autonomy, agency, and identity in teaching and learning English as a foreign language, all of which are central themes in the educational domain. By linking theory with practice to appeal to researchers as well as classroom practitioners, it provides an overview of the theoretical constructs of autonomy, agency, and identity along with empirical studies that explore these constructs through life stories as told by English teachers and students. Key features include: • New ideas to inspire professionals involved in foreign language education. • Up-to-date information to showcase for English language educators how autonomy, agency, and identity can be conceptualized across various institutional, sociocultural, and political contexts.• A concise yet comprehensive review of the theoretical and practical issues characterizing English foreign language education today.

About the authors

(Mark) Feng Teng is a language teacher educator with extensive teaching and research experience in China. His professional interests include metacognition and writing, vocabulary development, and identity research. He has published over 40 articles in international flagship journals, including Applied Linguistics, Thinking Skills and Creativity, The Language Learning Journal, and Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics, among others. Currently, he is editing one volume on second language writing, and another on second language literacy instruction, and is serving as a guest editor for several international journals.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Learner Autonomy: An Educational Goal of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Pages 1-20

    Teng, (Mark) Feng

  • Teacher Autonomy: A Buzzword in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Pages 21-36

    Teng, (Mark) Feng

  • Learner Identity in Foreign Language Education: Research Nexus and Implications

    Pages 37-46

    Teng, (Mark) Feng

  • Teacher Identity in Foreign Language Education: From the Perspective of Teacher Autonomy, Communities of Practice, and Affordances

    Pages 47-63

    Teng, (Mark) Feng

  • The Complexities of Learner Agency and Teacher Agency in Foreign Language Education

    Pages 65-75

    Teng, (Mark) Feng

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eBook 71,68 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy, Agency, and Identity in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0728-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0728-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0727-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4487-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 132
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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