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6 - Educational Perspectives

from Part II - Theoretical Perspectives

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 October 2019

Rod Ellis
Affiliation:
University of Auckland
Peter Skehan
Affiliation:
Birkbeck College, University of London
Shaofeng Li
Affiliation:
Florida State University
Natsuko Shintani
Affiliation:
Kansai University, Osaka
Craig Lambert
Affiliation:
Curtin University, Perth
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Summary

Chapter 6 presents an educational perspective on TBLT. The chapter begins by summarizing general educational theories that support an approach to learning that emphasizes experience and ‘doing’ over knowing and ‘telling’ - such as that of Dewey (1938) - and recent work on complex skill acquisition and training. It then considers research that draws on educational accounts of the role of ‘engagement’ in task performance and learning and the importance of investigating learners’ perceptions of the tasks they perform as well as their actual performance.

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Task-Based Language Teaching
Theory and Practice
, pp. 155 - 174
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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