Second Language Learning and Teaching

Classroom-Oriented Research

Reconciling Theory and Practice

Editors: Pawlak, Mirosław (Ed.)

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  • The papers included represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies
  • Many of the contributions report on findings of original research and enhance our knowledge of teaching and learning in the language classroom
  • The studies reported on provide important guidelines for researchers interested in conducting classroom-oriented research
  • The theoretical issues and research findings presented pave the way for concrete educational advances
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This collection gathers contributions from scholars from Poland and abroad addressing different facets of research into the processes of foreign-language and second-language learning and teaching as they transpire in a typical language classroom. The book is divided into three parts, which address in turn: research directions and methodology, the findings of empirical research, and links between theoretical considerations and classroom practice. Accordingly, the first part includes papers that examine the role of different research paradigms, put forward concrete research proposals, present innovative data gathering tools or assess the role of such instruments in language teaching. The second part includes reports on original research studies focusing e.g. on teachers’ beliefs, the role of lexis and pragmatics, the application of modern technologies, the teaching and assessment of primary school children, and the development of social skills from a cross-cultural perspective. Finally, the third part of the book demonstrates how theory-driven approaches can enhance the effectiveness of instructed second language acquisition.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Classroom Research—Friendship or War?

    Komorowska, Hanna

    Pages 3-17

  • Designing a Tool for Measuring the Interrelationships between L2 WTC, Confidence, Beliefs, Motivation, and Context

    Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Conceptualizing and Measuring the Construct of Pronunciation Anxiety: Results of a Pilot Study

    Baran-Łucarz, Małgorzata

    Pages 39-56

  • Learning from Retired Language Teachers’ Biographies: A Research Proposal

    Werbińska, Dorota

    Pages 57-74

  • Capturing Effective Teaching: The Construct of an Observation Scheme

    Ellis, Melanie

    Pages 75-87

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classroom-Oriented Research
Book Subtitle
Reconciling Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Mirosław Pawlak
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30373-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30373-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30371-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80792-8
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 286
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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