ERIC Number: ED455685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Preparing Teachers for Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction.
Cohen, Andrew D.
The focus of the paper is one aspect of language teacher education, namely, that of having teachers view styles- and strategies-based instruction as a crucial aspect of the instructional process. The paper starts by reviewing learning style preferences, language learner strategies, the role of motivation, and the notion of styles- and strategies-based instruction (SSBI). The history behind the development of a course to teach SSBI as well as the development of an SSBI manual for teachers is then described briefly. Three sample tasks from the manual are provided that are illustrative of activities contained in the manual for vocabulary learning as an awareness-raising activity, grammar visualization as a strategy training activity, and speaking through role play as a strategy practice activity. Next, the paper offers a critical look at the SBBI manual and at efforts to update the material, such as revising inventories of learners' style and language strategy preferences. Finally, a recent application of the manual to language and culture learning strategies for study abroad is reported on. (Author/KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Teacher Education (2nd, Minneapolis, MN, May 17-19, 2001). Conference sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota.