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ERIC Number: EJ908228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Closing the Loop between Theory and Praxis: New Models in EFL Teaching
Dooly, Melinda; Masats, Dolors
ELT Journal, v65 n1 p42-51 Jan 2011
This article will discuss the development of a teaching unit designed for initial secondary teacher training (specializing in foreign languages). The unit not only exemplified the theory of project-based learning (PBL) for the student-teachers but also involved them in a hands-on experience, thus fully engaging them in the development of the necessary management skills to be able to implement PBL in their own future classrooms. The unit was designed to help shift student-teachers' understanding of teaching approaches towards pedagogies that promote autonomous language learning and collaborative problem solving. We consider how English language teachers can capitalize on the language learning benefits of project work by first examining the characteristics of PBL and then by considering how this approach can be integrated into EFL training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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