ERIC Number: ED375677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Tasks in Pedagogical Context: Integrating Theory and Practice. Multilingual Matters 94.
Crookes, Graham, Ed.; Gass, Susan M., Ed.
These six essays discuss the use of tasks as pedagogical tools in second language instruction, particularly in the contexts of curriculum and syllabus design. The essays are: (1) "Units of Analysis in Syllabus Design: The Case for Task" (Michael H. Long and Graham Crookes); (2) "Task-Based Syllabus Design: Selecting, Grading and Sequencing Tasks" (David Nunan); (3) "The Name of the Task and the Task of Naming: Methodological Aspects of Task-Based Pedagogy" (B. Kumaravadivelu); (4) "Towards an Educational Framework for Teacher-Led Tasks" (David Berwick); (5) "Critical Episodes: Reference Points for Analyzing a Task in Action" (Virginia Samuda and Patricia L. Rounds); and (6) "Evaluating Language Learning Tasks in the Classroom" (Dermont F. Murphy). Each chapter contains a reference list. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (hardback: ISBN-1-85359-187-4; paperback: ISBN-1-85359-186-6).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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