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An Exploration of Place-Based TESOL

Peter Stanfield

ISBN 10: 3659303429 / ISBN 13: 9783659303425
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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360 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.This study interrogates the assumption that the classroom is the best place for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It explores postmodern pedagogies that dissolve the boundaries between classroom and community and shows how these might transform TESOL practice. Based on the extensive reflections of 15 participants, it analyses the range and properties of the places of their English acquisition and finds the classroom to be an insufficient place because its social relations limit learner agency. To overcome this it recommends that English classrooms be transformed into laboratories for critical reflection on students social concerns, leading to participative language learning as they actively seek solutions within local English speaking communities of practice. This explorative study is situated within the critical paradigm of language education research This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659303425

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Title: An Exploration of Place-Based TESOL

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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This study interrogates the assumption that the classroom is the best place for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It explores postmodern pedagogies that dissolve the boundaries between classroom and community and shows how these might transform TESOL practice. Based on the extensive reflections of 15 participants, it analyses the range and properties of the places of their English acquisition and finds the classroom to be an insufficient place because its social relations limit learner agency. To overcome this it recommends that English classrooms be transformed into laboratories for critical reflection on students’ social concerns, leading to participative language learning as they actively seek solutions within local English speaking communities of practice. This explorative study is situated within the critical paradigm of language education research

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Dr. Peter W. Stanfield has taught music and English in Europe and the Middle East for more than three decades. His experience includes classroom practice as well as outdoor and community education. He is actively pursuing place-based learning in his current teaching and post-doctoral research

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