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Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Bruce Morrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083640
eISBN:
9789882209299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators, but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a ... More


Spirituality, Diversity, and Learner‐Centered Teaching: A Generative Paradox

Elizabeth J. Tisdell

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tisdell advocates a way of teaching that is learner‐centered, responsive to cultural identity, and socially transformative. In this kind of teaching, spirituality is always part of the mix, and the ... More


Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning

Richard Pemberton, Sarah Toogood, and Andy Barfield (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099234
eISBN:
9789882207165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Whereas in previous decades autonomous, self-directed, or “ independent” learning may have been assumed to be an alternative to classroom learning, the emphasis has now shifted to the point where ... More


The Memorized Poem in British and American Public Education

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates recitation's progress within the mass educational systems that developed in Great Britain and the United States over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... More


Facilitating skills practice in communication role-play sessions: essential elements and training facilitators

Carma L Bylund, Richard Brown, Barbara Lubrano di Ciccone, and Lyuba Konopasek

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0051
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Experiential role play is the most essential component of a communication skills training program. In facilitator-led role-play sessions, learners act out simulations of consultations, frequently ... More


The Interactional Instinct in Primary‐ and Second‐Language Acquisition

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates, and John H. Schumann

in The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384246
eISBN:
9780199869916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384246.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In second‐language acquisition, the affiliative phase comes first. The learner positively appraises one or more speakers of the target language and makes efforts to affiliate with them. If the ... More


“The Chinese Learner”: Misconceptions and Realities

Janette Ryan

in International Education and the Chinese Learner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028450
eISBN:
9789882207059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028450.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Western beliefs about the “inherent” characteristics of “Chinese” learners need to be examined so that a genuine dialogue can be established between (and within) these systems, based on an ... More


Music in our lives: a developmental explanation

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0052
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the distinctive features of the current longitudinal study is a tracing of many points along musical lifelines from childhood to early adulthood. This has allowed researchers to identify ... More


The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition

Fiona Cowie

in What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The author is able to point out the weak points of the a posteriori argument from the poverty of the stimulus (APS) through drawing attention to how such is not able to supply empirical support for ... More


Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future

Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034470
eISBN:
9780262334853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The past ten years have brought significant growth in access to Web technology and in the educational possibilities of social media. These changes challenge previous conceptualizations of education ... More


Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Brad Mehlenbacher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013949
eISBN:
9780262289634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and ... More


International Education and the Chinese Learner

Janette Ryan and Gordon Slethaug (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028450
eISBN:
9789882207059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028450.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is one of the first full-length studies in the relatively new field of transnational pedagogy to explore the role of the Chinese learner in international schools and universities across the ... More


Acquiring a Visually Motivated Language: Evidence From Diverse Learners

Brenda Schick

in Advances in the Sign-Language Development of Deaf Children

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195180947
eISBN:
9780199893737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180947.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter explores the acquisition of visual, iconically motivated languages from several different perspectives. First, it describes the development of verb agreement, classifiers, and discourse ... More


Opportunities and Outcomes in Lifelong Musical Engagement

Stephanie E. Pitts

in Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838752
eISBN:
9780199950065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Here the life history respondents’ musical experiences as adults are the starting point for an analysis of their varied routes into lifelong musical engagement. The perspectives of teachers, ... More


Finding the Verbs: Distributional Cues to Categories Available to Young Learners

Toben H. Mintz

in Action Meets Word: How children learn verbs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195170009
eISBN:
9780199893300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter discusses a kind of information inherent in the structure of children's linguistic input that they could use to categorize verbs together. The information is a type of distributional ... More


The art of teaching communication skills

Stewart M Dunn

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The art of teaching communication skills for the clinician is about establishing practices that serve the patients' and their families' needs in a manner that is mutually fulfilling for all involved. ... More


Evaluating communication skills training courses

Lyuba Konopasek, Marcy Rosenbaum, John Encandela, and Kathy Cole-kelly

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0059
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Across the continuum of medical education, the focus is shifting from the teacher and the curriculum to the learner and the evaluation of educational outcomes. In the field of communication skills ... More


Introduction

David W. P. Elliott

in Changing Worlds: Vietnam’s Transition from Cold War to Globalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195383348
eISBN:
9780199979172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383348.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Looking at the causes and consequences of collective idea-change among Vietnam's political elite as a way of understanding how Vietnam made the transition from a rigidly orthodox Marxist-Leninist ... More


Designing an Innovative Online Course in Language Teaching Methodology for Middle School Teachers of English in China: Encouraging Learner and Teacher Autonomy Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair and Chen Zehang

Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair, and Chen Zehang

in e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098671
eISBN:
9789882206861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the design of innovative online courses in language teaching methodology for middle school teachers of English in China that would encourage learner and teacher autonomy. It ... More


A Socio-Emotional Approach to Building Communities of Learners Online

Carol Hall, Eric Hall, and Lindsay Cooper

in e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098671
eISBN:
9789882206861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the so-called emotional approach in the development of communities of online learners. It argues that building communities of learners online requires course developers in their ... More


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