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Purdue OWL: Research Overview

Purdue OWL: Research Overview | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
We live in an age overflowing with sources of information. With so many information sources at our fingertips, knowing where to start, sorting through it all and finding what we want can be overwhelming!

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Student Resources | SAGE Companion

Student Resources | SAGE Companion | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Sample consent form and free articles to download
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Methods in Action: Creative Visual Methods | SAGE Connection – Insight

Methods in Action: Creative Visual Methods | SAGE Connection – Insight | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
A prime enemy of the best research is ‘the expectation.’ Researchers expect certain results or answers, and by Jove, they find them. Or they are familiar with the research terrain, and grow complacent in what they look for (or ignore what’s before their noses). If only someone could, as the old cliché goes, ‘draw a picture’ of what’s really being examined.
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Mind your language: the fightback against global English

Are education systems around the world placing undue emphasis on our modern lingua franca — or merely delivering what parents want?
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EFL seems to be more effective than ESL. Food for thought.
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Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT

Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
 'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice. The list given below is an up-to-date guide to all 'Key Concepts' that have been published in the Journal. The list contains links to the original articles, which are available to download free of charge (PDF file).
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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned
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‘First you see, then you know’: Becoming more creative in academic work

‘First you see, then you know’: Becoming more creative in academic work | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Across disciplines and projects, there can be pressure for researchers to provide novel insights. But this can be easier said than done. Patrick Dunleavy offers some helpful strategies for innovati…
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LA PALABRA Y EL MUNDO. ENTREVISTA CON B. KUMARAVADIVELU

LA PALABRA Y EL MUNDO. ENTREVISTA CON B. KUMARAVADIVELU | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
“Cualquier pedagogía posmétodo actual debe ser construida por los profesores en activo a través de su propio conocimiento profesional y personal, siempre en evolución.”
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Teachers Engaging in Research

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The evidence is in: there is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans | Aeon Essays

For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong
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"Chomsky’s idea dominated the science of language for four decades. And yet it turns out to be a myth."
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How memory research can help you learn a new language – Angela Grant | Aeon Ideas

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you just turned off the light, your head is on the pillow, your eyes are closed, and yet, instead of drifting off to dreamland, you find yourself thinking about something that happened earlier in the day
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

John Oliver discusses how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science. Connect with Last Week Tonight online..
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Just keep testing: five principles for evidence-based policy and practice - Campbell

Just keep testing: five principles for evidence-based policy and practice - Campbell | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
"First, evidence-based policy is not a blue print approach. We should not say, this worked in California, let’s do it in Cardiff or in Conakry. Context matters: what works in one place may not work in another."
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Researchers study negative impacts of dialects and accents at UNC

Researchers study negative impacts of dialects and accents at UNC | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Researchers sent out a research study on the impact of student dialects on academic experiences at UNC via email on Oct. 28.
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The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Studies show that homework is ineffective beyond a certain amount per night.
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The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it?
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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English Language teachers

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Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
The fields of psychology and neuroscience can aid us in helping students, but it is important to view claims with a critical eye. Is the claim being sold as a silver-bullet? What is the evidence behind it? Does it sound too simple? Hopefully, as these myths die out, they can be replaced with practical suggestions to best help students, that are backed up by credible research.
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TW debate: What should be the minimum level of language proficiency for language teachers? (with image, tweets) · efereyDFC

A Social Media Story storified by eferey
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If you can't imagine things, how can you learn?

If you can't imagine things, how can you learn? | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
We know some people can’t conjure up mental images. But we’re only beginning to understand the impact this “aphantasia” might have on their education
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25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students

25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP.  Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to…
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Flipped Classroom Research and Trends from Different Fields of Study | Zainuddin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Flipped Classroom Research and Trends from Different Fields of Study | Zainuddin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom Research and Trends from Different Fields of Study
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Workload is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low morale in teaching

Workload is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low morale in teaching | < ELT Research > | Scoop.it
After surveying 1,400 teachers about wellbeing in the profession, teacher and author Emma Kell discovered bullying and a lack of recognition are also huge problems
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