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Translational Systems Sciences

A Systems Approach to Language Pedagogy

Editors: Tajino, Akira (Ed.)

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  • Applies a systems approach to language pedagogy, which can help practitioners and researchers alike understand the whole picture of the field and manage its various aspects from a holistic perspective
  • Discusses theoretical issues related to language pedagogy, including a systems approach to curriculum development, language acquisition, grammar instruction, and vocabulary teaching
  • Includes an overview of both theoretical and practical issues related to language pedagogy, which can promote dynamic communication and collaboration between researchers and practitioners, and make language pedagogy more meaningful  
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This volume represents the first attempt in the field of language pedagogy to apply a systems approach to issues in English language education. In the literature of language education, or more specifically, second or foreign language learning and teaching, each topic or issue has often been dealt with independently, and been treated as an isolated item. Taking grammar instruction as an example, grammatical items are often taught in a sequential, step-by-step manner; there has been no “road map” in which the interrelations between the various items are demonstrated. This may be one factor that makes it more difficult for students to learn the language organically. 
The topics covered in this volume, including language acquisition, pedagogical grammar, and teacher collaboration, are viewed from a holistic perspective. In other words, language pedagogy is approached as a dynamic system of interrelations. In this way, “emergent properties” are expected to manifest. This book is recommended for anyone involved in language pedagogy, including researchers, teachers, and teacher trainers, as well as learners.

About the authors

Akira Tajino, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, is currently a Professor of Educational Linguistics at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan. His research interests include EAP, classroom research, and pedagogical grammar. He is a former Director of International Academic Research and of the Resource Center for Language Education at Kyoto University, and is a recipient of the JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Award for excellence in teaching (2011) and the JACET Award for excellence in academic publication (2014). He is the author/editor of more than 20 books, including Researching Language Teaching and Learning: An Integration of Practice and Theory (Peter Lang, 2009), Team Teaching and Team Learning in the Language Classroom: Collaboration for Innovation in ELT (Routledge, 2016), and A New Approach to English Pedagogical Grammar: The Order of Meanings (Routledge, 2018). He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including ELT Journal (Oxford University Press). 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Systems Approach to Language Pedagogy
Editors
  • Akira Tajino
Series Title
Translational Systems Sciences
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6272-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6272-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6271-2
Series ISSN
2197-8832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 149
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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