Developing Language Teachers with Exploratory Practice

Innovations and Explorations in Language Education

Editors: Dikilitaş, Kenan, Hanks, Judith (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the enactment of Potentially Exploitable Pedagogic Activities (PEPAs) in classroom language learning
  • Offers examples of Exploratory Practice in action
  • Moves current thinking forward by considering the Exploratory Practice principled framework itself
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This edited collection explores the use of Exploratory Practice (EP) by language teachers in classrooms. Written by practitioners, the chapters showcase unique examples of each principle of EP, with topics ranging from mentoring practitioner researchers, to teaching and learning in EAP, and investigating curriculum development in language teaching programs. The book provides example EP studies and gives voice to practitioners’ experiences of the challenges they experienced as well as the benefits. Examples include tackling intercultural communication in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms; pedagogy and curriculum design in language teaching; explorations of continuing professional development in language education. In doing so, it offers tools that can be transferred to other classroom contexts and used to aid teacher development. The concluding chapter highlights critical aspects of Exploratory Practice which emerge in the studies and examines how practitioners advanced their understandings. This book will appeal to those working in Applied Linguistics, TESOL research, as well as language teachers and teacher educators.

About the authors


Kenan Dikilitaş is Assistant Professor in the ELT department at Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. His primary research interests include English language teacher education and teacher professional development. He has published articles and books on action research and teacher research, and conducted several teacher research projects with local teachers.
Judith Hanks is Associate Professor at the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests lie in the areas of Exploratory Practice (a form of practitioner research), language learning and teacher education, continuing professional development, and intercultural issues in language education.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Exploratory Practice: Explorations in Language Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development

    Pages 1-9

    Hanks, Judith (et al.)

  • Mentoring Language Teaching Professionals in/through Exploratory Practice

    Pages 11-37

    Hanks, Judith (et al.)

  • Enacting Exploratory Practice Principles: Mentoring Language Teaching Professionals

    Pages 39-59

    Trotman, Wayne

  • Investigating and Understanding ‘Free Reading’ Experiences through Exploratory Practice

    Pages 61-82

    Karanfil, Talip

  • Investigating Self-Reported Reading Comprehension via Exploratory Practice

    Pages 83-101

    Ergünay, Onur

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75734-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Language Teachers with Exploratory Practice
Book Subtitle
Innovations and Explorations in Language Education
Editors
  • Kenan Dikilitaş
  • Judith Hanks
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75735-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75735-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75734-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09312-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 217
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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