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Disruptive Technologies and the Language Classroom

A Complex Systems Theory Approach

Authors: Hampel, Regine

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  • Deals with the disrupting effects of new technologies on language learning and teaching with a view to improving practice
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  • Demonstrates how complex systems theory can be used in conjunction with other theories to elucidate language learning via technology
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  • Examines changes in human meaning-making practices over time, culminating in the advances in digital technologies which are changing education today
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About this book

Although new technologies are embedded in students’ lives today, there is often an assumption that their use is transparent, inconsequential, or a distraction. This book combines complex systems theory with sociocultural theory and the multimodal theory of communication, providing an innovative theoretical framework to examine how communication and meaning-making in the language classroom have developed over time, how technology impacts on meaning-making, and what the implications are for learners, teachers, institutions and policy makers. Recent studies provide evidence for the disruptive effect of technology which has resulted in a phase shift that is reshaping language education by creating new interaction patterns, allowing for multimodal communication, and introducing real-world communication into the classroom. The book proposes ways of responding to this shift before concluding that the new technologies are radically transforming the way we learn. It is likely to appeal to a range of readers, including students, academics, teachers and policy-makers.


About the authors

Regine Hampel is Professor of Open and Distance Language Learning at the Open University, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31368-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31367-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disruptive Technologies and the Language Classroom
Book Subtitle
A Complex Systems Theory Approach
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31368-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31368-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31367-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 156
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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