Whose Learning Is It Anyway?
Developing Learner Autonomy through Task-Based Language Learning
Edited by Lynn Errey & Rudi Schollaert
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
157 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
$49.50 Paper Original
How can language learning in the formal context of the classroom contribute to the learners' communicative competence, while at the same time enhancing their general learning skills and preparing them for life long learning? Such a challenge is complex, as is catering to the needs of individual students in a group learning context.
This book explores ways in which a traditional task-based approach to language teaching can be extended to help students not only to become more skilful language users, but to become more skillful learners in the process.
The approach advocated was developed by a transnational team of language teachers and experts whose shared goal was to devise a common framework for a task-based approach to language learning, supplemented with supporting materials that would work across a broad range of educational contexts. This book and the accompanying CD-ROM is the outcome of a Comenius 2.1 project that goes under the acronym TABASCO (Task based school organisation for the acquisition of languages in Europe).
Chapter 1. Towards a Conceptual Framework
Chapter 2. Second Language Acquisition Research and Tasks
Chapter 3. Challenges and Choices Through TABASCO
Chapter 4. Self-Directed Learning and Learning How to Learn
Chapter 5. Task-Based Approach and Cooperative Learning
Chapter 6. The Role of Motivation in Teaching and Learning
Chapter 7. Defining Task for TABASCO
Chapter 8. How Do You Set a Task?
Chapter 9. The TABASCO Task Cycle, SLA and Task Research
Chapter 10. The Management of Learning
Chapter 11. Assessment
Chapter 12. Assessment Practice
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