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Sun Dec 16 2012

Books: Competency-based Language Teaching in Higher Education: Pérez Cañado (Ed)

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Date: 11-Dec-2012
From: Jolanda Voogd <Jolanda.Voogdspringer.com>
Subject: Competency-based Language Teaching in Higher Education: Pérez Cañado (Ed)
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Title: Competency-based Language Teaching in Higher EducationSeries Title: Educational Linguistics

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Springer http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-5385-3

Editor: María Luisa Pérez Cañado

Hardback: ISBN: 9789400753853 Pages: 208 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

Abstract:

Spanning the divide between the theory and praxis of competency-based teachingin tertiary language education, this volume contains invaluable practicalguidance for the post-secondary sector on how to approach, teach, and assesscompetencies in Bologna-adapted systems of study. It presents the latestresults of prominent European research projects, programs of pedagogicalinnovation, and thematically linked academic networks.

Responding to a profound need for a volume addressing the practical aspects ofthe newly designed language degrees now being rolled out across Europe, thisessential contribution pools the insights of a prestigious set of scholars,practitioners, and policy makers from diverse parts of Europe and the US. Itwill inform crucial decisions about instituting and evaluating competencies ina new generation of language studies programmes.

"This volume offers a diversity of perspectives with contributions from bothEuropean and North American experts. Although the primary focus of the volumeis on Europe, with an explicit goal of bridging the gap between the theoryand practice of competency-based teaching in the context of the creation ofthe European Higher education Area (EHEA) and the implementation of theEuropean Credit Transfer System (ECTS), its implications for languageeducation clearly transcend geographic boundaries. The concept of competenciesis closely linked to a learner-centered, meaning-based model of learning inwhich learner autonomy plays a central role and which emphasizes lifelonglearning. In bringing together current research perspectives from both sidesof the Atlantic, the volume successfully underscores the shared challenges oftransforming language education in a globalized, postmodern world." NellekeVan Deusen-Scholl, Director of the Center for Language Study , Yale College,USA



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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