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ERIC Number: EJ1075666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Postmethod Pedagogy and Its Influence on EFL Teaching Strategies
Chen, Mingyao
English Language Teaching, v7 n5 p17-25 2014
Postmethod pedagogy is first put forward by Kumaravadivelu in 1994. It emerged to respond the demand for a most optimal way of teaching English free from the method-based restrictions. Kumaravadivelu views postmethod pedagogy as a three dimensional system with three pedagogic parameters: particularity, practicality, and possibility; and he proposes micro-strategies in EFL classrooms. To better illustrate his theory and its influence on EFL teachers' teaching strategies, it is necessary to conduct case studies in schools to investigate both teachers' and students' beliefs about methods and postmethods, and to find out whether the current teaching activities are in accordance with the micro-strategies of postmethod pedagogy in terms of teaching interaction, teaching technique, teaching object and teaching content. Then this paper goes on to summarize the implications of this study for teaching and teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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