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Handbook of CALL Teacher Education and Professional Development

Voices from Under-Represented Contexts

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  • Presents the challenges of CALL teacher education and professional development in under-represented contexts
  • Brings together a group of top scholars on the much-debated issue of CALL teacher education and professional development
  • Helps teacher trainers grasp practice and theory on the role of CALL teacher education across many countries worldwide

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This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of current trends in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) teacher education and professional development across the globe. It highlights theories and practices in CALL teacher education and professional development in five sections, such as English language teaching, including pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, teacher educators, material developers, course designers and researchers. It explores the role of CALL teacher education and professional development in many underexplored countries such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It stresses the critical role of professional development programs, from the use of technology in its generic sense. The theoretical and empirical chapters in the book provide a more inclusive and comprehensive picture of various aspects of CALL teacher education and professional development globally. It offers context-specific approaches and strategies to language teachers andteacher educators. It provides pedagogical implications and suggestions for promoting digital literacy and autonomy in online education. This book provides valuable insights for researchers, teacher educators and teacher trainers in applied linguistics.

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Principles of CALL Teacher Education and Professional Development

Editors and Affiliations

  • The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

    Dara Tafazoli

  • Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia

    Michelle Picard

About the editors

Dara Tafazoli (Ph.D.) is Research Officer at the VR School Study, Australia. He is currently working on developing and implementing the CALL literacy framework for language teachers at the School of Education, the University of Newcastle, Australia. Dara received his Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures from the University of Cordoba, Spain, in 2019. His research interests are computer-assisted language learning (CALL), CALL teacher education and professional development. His works have been published by Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, Emerald, etc. He has also contributed widely to international and local journals. 

Michelle Picard (PhD), Professor at Flinders University, Australia, has been working in the fields of Education/Applied Linguistics since 1989. She has taught at every level from Primary and Adult Basic Education and Training to Researcher Education programs to PhD and post-doctoral fellows. Her university work has spanned enabling/Foundation programs, ELICOS, academic language and learning and lecturing within the School of Education. Michelle has lived and worked in Australia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and The Sultanate of Oman and regularly taught programs in Singapore. Her fields of expertise include all levels of academic literacy development including academic integrity, TESOL, higher education, online learning and English for Academic Purposes. Michelle has held a number of leadership positions including Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Professions and Director, Researcher Education at the University of Adelaide, Director of Studies at two ELICOS centres and numerous coordinator positions. She served as Deputy Director within the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle from July 2016 to July 2019 and was the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College/Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences at Murdoch University until September 2022. Currently, Michelle serves as Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Innovation at Flinders University in South Australia.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of CALL Teacher Education and Professional Development

  • Book Subtitle: Voices from Under-Represented Contexts

  • Editors: Dara Tafazoli, Michelle Picard

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-99-0513-3Published: 27 April 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-99-0516-4Published: 28 April 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-99-0514-0Published: 26 April 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIX, 548

  • Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Linguistics, Teaching and Teacher Education, Education, general

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