Exploratory Practice for Continuing Professional Development

An Innovative Approach for Language Teachers

Authors: Rolls, Assia, Kiely, Richard

  • Exposes the perspectives of practising ELT and MFL teachers undertaking their CPD in Higher Education
  • Emphasises the centrality of teacher and learner learning in language education curriculum improvement
  • Breaks down the artificial separation of ELT and MFL in the professional literature
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About this book

This book explores the use of Exploratory Practice (EP) as a tool for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by language teachers, and responds to the increasing demand for teachers to engage in research. It presents the results of a unique two-year longitudinal study that critically examines the implementation of EP by teachers of English and modern foreign languages. Through these case studies, the authors provide a critical account of EP as a form of practitioner research that bridges the divide between theory and practice. It emphasizes the centrality of teacher and learner learning in language education curriculum improvement, and gives a voice to teachers’ perspectives on using EP in the classroom. This book will be of interest to language education professionals and scholars working in Applied Linguistics and Language Education.

About the authors

Assia Slimani-Rolls is Head of Research and Professional Development at the Institute of Languages and Culture, Regent’s University London, UK. 
Richard Kiely is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, UK.
With contributions from: Michelle Rawson, Maria Esther Lecumberri, Anna Costantino, Chris Banister, John Houghton and Marianna Goral.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Exploratory Practice in Language Education: How Teachers Teach and Learn

    Slimani-Rolls, Assia (et al.)

    Pages 5-27

  • Exploratory Practice as a Principled Framework for CPD

    Slimani-Rolls, Assia (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Exploratory Practice and Modern Foreign Languages in a Globalised World

    Slimani-Rolls, Assia (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Teachers and Researchers: Working Towards a Teacher Learning Community

    Slimani-Rolls, Assia (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

  • Using the Mother Tongue in the Language Classroom: Hindrance or Help?

    Slimani-Rolls, Assia (et al.)

    Pages 91-103

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69763-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69762-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploratory Practice for Continuing Professional Development
Book Subtitle
An Innovative Approach for Language Teachers
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69763-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69763-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69762-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 213
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