Books: Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice: Barnard, Burns (Eds)
Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby
Date: 05-Sep-2012 From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com> Subject: Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice: Barnard, Burns (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice
Subtitle: International Case Studies
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book presents a novel approach to discussing how to research language teacher cognition and practice. An introductory chapter by the editors and an overview of the research field by Simon Borg precede eight case studies written by new researchers, each of which focuses on one approach to collecting data. These approaches range from questionnaires and focus groups to think aloud, stimulated recall, and oral reflective journals. Each case study is commented on by a leading expert in the field - JD Brown, Martin Bygate, Donald Freeman, Alan Maley, Jerry Gebhard, Thomas Farrell, Susan Gass, and Jill Burton. Readers are encouraged to enter the conversation by reflecting on a set of questions and tasks in each chapter.