Inquiry and Research Skills for Language Teachers

Authors: Dikilitas, Kenan, Bostancıoğlu, Ali

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  • Integrates Exploratory Practice principles into the research process, providing course tutors and students with step-by-step procedures and general guidelines to follow
  • Aims to develop trainee teachers' understanding and use of research in a positive and accessible way, without being overwhelming
  • Includes reflective questions, research tasks for readers, and the real experiences of other pre-service teachers
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About this Textbook

This book equips pre-service language teachers with research and inquiry skills which they can use in the course of their classroom teaching. Research is presented not as an additional burden in teachers’ busy lives but as an integrated tool for satisfying their curiosity, developing an investigative stance, and strengthening the links between theory and practice. Over the course of the book, the authors introduce and encourage the use of pedagogically exploitable pedagogic-research activities (PEPRAs) to develop a deeper understanding of pedagogic issues in an engaging, supportive, and collaborative way. This book will be of interest to students and instructors on TESOL and related courses, as well as practitioners working in the teacher training sector.

About the authors

Kenan Dikilitaş is a teacher educator and researcher working in the Higher Education Pedagogy Department of the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Ali Bostancıoğlu is an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tutor and researcher working in the School of Foreign Languages of Iskenderun Technical University, Turkey.

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“A must-read primer for pre-service teachers, this excellent contribution to the field of teacher education guides undergraduates enrolled in teacher education programs through the ups and downs of conducting research. Dikilitaş and Bostancıoğlu, two prominent scholars in teacher research, combine their expertise as well as diverse and rich classroom experiences as they approach research through the lens of classroom practitioners. All teachers who are put off by the unnecessary complexities in educational research methods books written by academics for academics will treasure this well-written, teacher-friendly monograph. The book’s breadth and scope, the authors’ personal retrospective reflections, and the variety of research tasks will not only equip teachers with research methods and skills but also help them develop inquiry-based pedagogical reflectivity and exploratory practice.” (Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, University of Arizona, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21137-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21136-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inquiry and Research Skills for Language Teachers
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21137-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21137-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21136-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 180
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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