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Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics

The Developing Language Learner

An Introduction to Exploratory Practice

Authors: Allwright, Dick, Hanks, Judith

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This book-length treatment of Exploratory Practice introduces five propositions about learners as practitioners of learning who are capable of developing their expertise through conducting research in and on their own classroom learning lives.

About the authors

DICK ALLWRIGHT is now retired from teaching applied linguistics at Lancaster University, UK. Once an enthusiast for observational classroom research, he has in recent years developed Exploratory Practice, a form of practitioner research involving teachers and learners working together, during language lessons, to explore and develop their own understandings of their classroom lives. He is the author of Observation in the Language Classroom, and (with Kathleen M. Bailey) Focus on the Language Classroom: An Introduction to Classroom Research for Language Teachers.

JUDITH HANKS has been a teacher, teacher trainer, course director, director of studies, and a learner of languages for many years. She has worked in Italy, Singapore, London, Lancaster and is currently Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. A founder member of the EPCentre Team, she has given a number of workshops, talks and presentations on Exploratory Practice and is particularly interested in Teacher Development and in Learner (under-) Performance.
 
 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • General Introduction: Learners, and What We Think of Them

    Allwright, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Introduction to Part I

    Allwright, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 15-18

  • Assessment and the Learner

    Allwright, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Method and the Learner

    Allwright, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Teacher Training and the Learner

    Allwright, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 58-79

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-23369-0
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Hardcover $125.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-8531-6
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Softcover $43.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-8532-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Developing Language Learner
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Exploratory Practice
Authors
Series Title
Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Dick Allwright and Judith Hanks
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23369-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230233690
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8531-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8532-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
Topics