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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


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


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


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


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