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ERIC Number: EJ805191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
Computer-Mediated Cooperative Development: Non-Judgemental Discourse in Online Environments
Edge, Julian
Language Teaching Research, v10 n2 p205-227 2006
Continuing professional development as it is pursued through the interacting paradigms of reflective practice and action research can be facilitated through the disciplined use of non-judgemental discourse. A framework for such purposeful interaction, "cooperative development", has been established for face-to-face use among TESOL professionals for some time. It has now been extended into computer-mediated communication via the use of e-mails and instant-messenger. An example of each is analysed, highlighting the continuing importance of affective considerations in both the personal and pedagogic aspects of a teacher's continuing development.
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Language: English
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