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Murray, Garold – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores pedagogical practices which can support the role of imagination in foreign language learning. Over the past decade, work on self and identity in motivation research--most notably Norton's (2001) imagined communities and Dörnyei's (2009) L2 motivational self system--has suggested that teachers might foster students' motivation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Imagination
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Baum, Miri Tashma – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
A better understanding of the multifaceted, dynamic and situated identity of the language learner stands at the center of much current SLA research. One of the main ways in which it is investigated is through the examination of autobiographical language learning histories. In an effort to better understand some of the processes which lead to a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Teachers, Personal Narratives
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Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Recent developments in SLA, such as learner-centredness, social constructivism, the postmethod era, and complexity perspectives, have highlighted the need for more localized, situated understandings of teaching and learning and greater recognition of learner individuality and diversity. In this article, I suggest an effective way of meeting these…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives