Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2002 - LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES - 339 pages
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Publisher's description: In this original book, B. Kumaravadivelu presents a macrostrategic framework designed to help both beginning and experienced teachers develop a systematic, coherent, and personal theory of practice. His book provides the tools a teacher needs in order to self-observe, self-analyze, and self-evaluate his or her own teaching acts. The framework consists of ten macrostrategies based on current theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge of second language and foreign language teaching. These strategies enable teachers to evaluate classroom practices and to generate techniques and activities for realizing teaching goals. With checklists, surveys, projects, and reflective tasks to encourage critical thinking, the book is both practical and accessible. Teachers and future teachers, researchers, and teacher educators will find the volume indispensable.
  

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Incredible book for educators, especially educators for English language learners. By far the best book I have ever read when it comes to practical application of conceptual theories of teaching. Kumaravadivelu has become one of my favorite authors. His work is inspiring and empowering. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Conceptualizing teaching acts
5
Chapter 2 Understanding postmethod pedagogy
23
Chapter 3 Maximizing learning opportunities
44
Chapter 4 Minimizing perceptual mismatches
77
Chapter 5 Facilitating negotiated interaction
101
Chapter 6 Promoting learner autonomy
131
Chapter 7 Fostering language awareness
156
Chapter 9 Contextualizing linguistic input
204
Chapter 10 Integrating language skills
225
Chapter 11 Ensuring social relevance
239
Chapter 12 Raising cultural consciousness
267
Chapter 13 Monitoring teaching acts
286
Afterword
316
References
319
Index
331

Chapter 8 Activating intuitive heuristics
176

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About the author (2002)

B. Kumaravadivelu is professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at San Jose State University. His previous book, "Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching," was published by Yale University Press in 2002.

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