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Teacher Development in Action

Understanding Language Teachers' Conceptual Change

Authors: Kubanyiova, M.

    • Provides a systematic and detailed analysis of how language teachers develop
    • Synthesis research in language teacher cognition, teacher education and social psychology
    • Offers suggestions for new ways of working with language teachers and educating for conceptual change
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Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change.

About the authors

Maggie Kubanyiova is Senior Lecturer in Educational Linguistics in the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests concern language teacher development, second language learning and classroom interaction, classroom pedagogy and ecological approaches to research. Her recent book Motivating Learners, Motivating Teachers: Building Vision in the Language Classroom (Co-authored with Zoltán Dörnyei, 2014) was highly commended for the HRH the Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award.

Reviews

Dealing initially with stories of 'failure,' Teacher Development in Action is not a book on defeat, but as Kubanyiova herself claims, is one on hope. It is a steady step forward toward success.' - Studies in Language Learning and Teaching
 
'This is a courageous book. Rather than trumpeting a success story, it documents and analyses the 'failure' of a project designed to radically restructure teachers' conceptual understanding of their teaching." - English Teaching Professional
 
"This book breaks new ground by describing the teacher change process using a new theoretical model…. [It] is a thoroughly researched impressive book which adds greatly to both conceptual change theory and to the case study literature on language teacher development." - BAAL News
"Dealing initially with stories of 'failure,' Teacher Development in Action is not a book on defeat, but as Kubanyiova herself claims, is one on hope. It is a steady step forward toward success." - Studies in Language Learning and Teaching 

 

"This is a courageous book. Rather than trumpeting a success story, it documents and analyses the 'failure' of a project designed to radically restructure teachers' conceptual understanding of their teaching." - English Teaching Professional

 

"This book breaks new ground by describing the teacher change process using a new theoretical model…. [It] is a thoroughly researched impressive book which adds greatly to both conceptual change theory and to the case study literature on language teacher development." - BAAL News

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kubanyiova, Magdalena

    Pages 1-5

  • Teacher Change Research: a Critical Overview

    Kubanyiova, Magdalena

    Pages 6-29

  • Theories of Learning and Change in Psychology

    Kubanyiova, Magdalena

    Pages 30-53

  • Pulling it Together: an Integrated Model of Language Teacher Conceptual Change

    Kubanyiova, Magdalena

    Pages 54-65

  • The Study of Language Teachers’ Conceptual Change: Grounded Theory Ethnography

    Kubanyiova, Magdalena

    Pages 66-100

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Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-23258-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $36.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58021-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Development in Action
Book Subtitle
Understanding Language Teachers' Conceptual Change
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-34842-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230348424
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23258-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-58021-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
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