Reflecting on Classroom Communication in Asia outlines and discusses various issues related to the patterns of classroom discourse in schools across Asia. These issues include:
•How teachers can look for communication patterns in their classroom by analyzing the underlying structure of the communication.
•How teachers set up the academic task structure and the social participation structures.
•The kinds of questions teachers ask.
•The type of communication group/project work promotes.
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Thomas S. C. Farrell is currently teaching in the Department of Applied Language Studies (DALS), Brock University, Canada. He used to teach in the Division of English Language & Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B Comm and H Dip Ed. from University College Dublin, Ireland, his MS Ed from the University of Southern California, USA, and his PhD in Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. As a constructivist language teacher-educator, his professional interests include Reflective Teaching, Language Teacher Education and Development, Teacher Beliefs, and Teaching Methodology. His recent book (2004) is Reflective Practice in Action published by Corwin Press (Sage Publications), USA. He has also published widely in such international journals as Teaching & Teacher Education (US), Journal of Education in Teaching (UK), The Teacher Trainer, System, ELT Journal, English Teaching Forum, The Modern English Teacher, Reading in a Foreign Language, Asian Journal of English Teaching, Prospect, and RELC Journal.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0131275348
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 144 pages. 8.70x6.90x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0131275348