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Title :Give Me a Clue for Innovative Teaching!
Authors :Hiratsuka, Takaaki
Issue Date :10-Mar-2017
Abstract :In this article, I provide a snapshot of an action research project which I undertook in my university-level English teaching methods courses. The research was inspired by five premises for innovation in English language teaching (ELT) by John F. Fanselow (in press). One of his premises, for example, suggests that teachers should be aware of exactly what they are doing in class, via video recording and watching, in contrast to what they think they are doing. Another premise claims that teachers need to make small changes in their lessons in order to improve teaching effectiveness. Data were gathered from 34 university students, using classroom observation, essay writing and interviews, to find out their reaction to the courses. For brevity, in this paper, I deal with only two focal students chosen as a result of a convenience sampling strategy and a maximum variation strategy. Findings indicate that the two student participants experienced a vast variety of feelings and emotions, including doubts, confusions, enlightenments and revelations, toward the premises and teaching styles that I introduced and modelled during the course. The participants also articulated interesting points of view about innovative teaching. I conclude this paper with my own personal reflections on this research project and what I learned from it. Based on these, I recommend that similar research projects should be carried out in diverse school sectors and contexts.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2432-5341
Publisher :琉球大学大学院教育学研究科
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/36591
Citation :高度教職実践専攻(教職大学院)紀要 Vol.1 p.25 -33
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