H75 - Tècniques per a l'Aula de Llengua Anglesa
Última actualización: 21/05/2010
The aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the study of classroom behaviour. Considerable attention will be given to “what” observation is and “how” it is done in order to gain insights in “how” the happenings of the teaching/learning are organized and conducted. We will also focus on a range of research topics in the four skills.
In the theoretical part of the course, the teacher will guide the students towards ways of exploring and reflecting upon language classroom experiences. The practical sessions will provide the means for students to carry out a classroom research project at the end of the course.
The course evaluation comprises three parts:
1) A final written exam based on course contents (60%)
2) An individual classroom research project involving the trying out of classroom observation instruments (30%)
3) Classroom attendance and participation (10%)
Temario de teoría
1. TOWARDS A REFLECTIVE APPROACH IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
1.1 History of classroom research
1.1.1 The development of classroom research
1.1.2 Why focus on the language classroom?
1.2 Techniques and tools for collecting data in the language classroom
1.2.1 Principles and steps to be taken for conducting research
2. FOCUS ON THE TEACHERS
2.1 The role of the teacher
2.2 Teachers as researchers
2.2.1 Action and reflection
2.2.2 Action research
3. FOCUS ON THE LEARNERS
3.1 Learners’ developmental factors
3.1.1 The black box
3.1.2 External factors
3.1.3 Internal factors
(further references will be provided for each unit)
Allwright, D. and Bailey, K. 1991. Focus on the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McDonough, J. and McDonough, S. 1997. Research methods for English language teachers. London: Arnold.
Richards, J. C. and Lockhart, C. 1996. Reflective teaching in second language classrooms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.