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© 2009

The Developing Language Learner

An Introduction to Exploratory Practice

Book

Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Introduction: Learners, and What We Think of Them

    1. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Developing View of the Learner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 15-18
    3. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 19-36
    4. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 37-57
    5. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 58-79
    6. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 80-91
    7. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 92-104
  4. Research Models: What We Have and What We Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 107-121
  5. Inclusive Practitioner Research in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 165-174
    3. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 175-192
    4. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 193-215
    5. Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
      Pages 235-260
  6. Sources and Resources for Inclusive Practitioner Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

language acquisition second language Second language acquisition SLA

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LancasterUK
  2. 2.University of LeedsUK

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.
 
 

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