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ERIC Number: EJ1164873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Developing Pedagogical Expertise in Modern Language Learning and Specific Learning Difficulties through Collaborative and Open Educational Practices
Gallardo, Matilde; Heiser, Sarah; Arias McLaughlin, Ximena
Language Learning Journal, v45 n4 p518-529 2017
This paper analyses teachers' engagement with collaborative and open educational practices to develop their pedagogical expertise in the field of modern language (ML) learning and specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The study analyses the findings of a staff development initiative at the Department of Languages, Open University, UK, in 2013, that aimed to support language teachers in distance learning to develop a better understanding of key issues in relation to MLs and adult learners with SpLD and dyslexia in particular. It discusses the motivational benefits of online collaboration for teachers' professional development and explains the implications of using a range of network-based tools to facilitate the construction of active shared learning and the joint production of open-access learning resources aimed at supporting adult language learners with SpLD in distance learning settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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