This book maps out a new paradigm of teacher education an, by implication, professional education generally. The book opens with two alternative theories of teacher education and training and explains the concepts and assumptions on which they rest including beliefs about the nature and role of education in society. It then proposes a natural science paradigm and its implications for establishing a coherent view of teacher education. Subsequent chapters indicate the professional implications of such a model.
Jean McNiff urges teachers to develop and improve their own classroom practice by taking education research out of the confines of academia and conducting it themselves. Action Research is becoming increasingly important and useful. The author explains its philosophies and practices of action, illustrating her explanations with case studies of recent projects. She also reviews current trends in action research and examines key concepts in its development.
There is something special about writing with children. Jayne Moon's academic rigour and classroom experience inform every page of this book- but what shines through is a sense of privilege it is to participate in someone's learning at this stage in their lives. This is a practical handbook with lots of teaching suggestions - but it is also a source of inspiration.
A guidebook for ELT teachers, this is one of a series for teachers, trainers and academic managers which aims to promote development by dealing with professional topics in a personal way, in order to deepen understanding, raise self-awareness, and encourage self-direction and choice.
This book aims to build teachers' confidence in their ability to use English effectively, when teaching non-native speakers at elementary level. It encourages teachers to practice the language activities with a colleague and/or record themselves doing the language practice activities in English.
"Longman Keys to Language Teaching" are full of pracficai suggestions for lessons and activities which will help you in your daily teaching. They are written in clear, jargon-tree English so you can read them quickly and refer to them easily as you need them. The authors are ail experienced teachers who give straightforward advice on basic teaching techniques. "Effective Class Management" provides practical advice on basic organisational skills which you will find invaluable if you are just starting to teach, or looking for a fresh approach. It includes: Chapters covering the everyday practical problems which you face in the classroom - ranging from the use of audio-visual aids to persuading your students to use English in the classroom. Practical advice on lesson planning and the setting up of pair and group work with your students. Suggestions which show you how to reduce your workload simply through effective organisation. Examples which show you how to relate new ideas to your own teaching situation. Mary Underwood has many years' experience of teaching English and training teachers. She is an established author of ELT books and is perhaps best known for her listening materials.
This is a key book for all primary teachers for it helps them understand the importance of capitalising on the enthusiasm, the motivation, the willingness to learn and participate that children bring to class. It shows you that the special abilities children have are a spring of learning for you as well. Of course this book offers practical activities which are easy and enjoyable.
Scott Thronbury's "Uncovering Grammar" is not a detailed descriptive analysis of English grammar. It is basically a new suggestion of how to view grammar and a discussion of the implications such a view would have for the EFL classroom. Weighing in a mere 122 pages, this is not a seriously heavy book. Thornbury proposes to see grammar not as an object of study, but as a process, much like as a verb rather than a noun. He also suggests the term "grammaring" to encompass this new concept of grammar. The entire book consistently links itself back to second language acquisition research, especially some of the more important findings. In fact, the book also serves well as an introduction to some key second language acquisition concepts and terminology.
"Grammar" provides the practising language teacher with a clear and straightforward overview of this complex subject. It describes the nature of grammar, its role in language learning and language use, and how it can be taught most effectively. Using examples from published materials, the book invites readers to apply these ideas in their own teaching. There is much of relevance for teachers working within both traditional and innovative syllabuses.
"500 Activities for the Primary Classroom" is the answer to that perennial question of "What on earth am I going to do with my class tomorrow?" Aimed at teachers of children between the ages of 3-12, this is a lively, varied compendium of ideas and classroom activities. Key features include: wide-ranging resource of activities which are easy to set up and do not require a lot of additional materials; and up-to-date approach that covers current approaches in teaching children including content-based learning. It is ideal for all primary-focused teachers, including those on teacher training courses such as the Cambridge CELTYL. It is designed to be flexible to supplement a wide range of syllabus-types (story-based, grammatical, etc.).
"English for the Teacher" is a course which enables teachers to improve their language ability for a number of purposes - using English in the classroom, making professional contacts, reading about the teaching of English and discussions with colleagues and students. As well as providing language practice for the four skills, it also invites teachers to comment on the learning value of what they are doing and thus discuss and reflect on different ways of teaching and learning. In this way, it provides opportunities for more general professional development. * A short Introduction for users explains the basic principles underlying the material. * Each unit focuses on a theme from the world of teaching. * Notes for Trainers give guidance on appropriate classroom methodology. * Guidance is provided for self-study use.
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