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ERIC Number: EJ1204926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Exploratory Talk and Task-Based Learning: A Case Study of a Student's Learning Journey on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching Course
Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v26 n1 p30-47 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the student's autobiography and diary, the spoken and written assignments, and the student and lecturers' reflections on completion of the modules. We show, through the use of autobiography and critical reflection, what the student brings to the course and how this reflection allows him to use and transfer knowledge from one module to another. We analyse the ways in which the modules complement each other and how this influences the student's learning and teaching practice. We then identify the key features of his learning in relation to ELT pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)