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Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education

Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it

Have you ever thought of teaching your students how to create an ePortfolio ? Well if you have not then it is about time to take the idea seriously. There are actually several reasons why you should encourage students to create their own ePortfolios but before we delve into them let me just briefly define what an ePortfolio is.

 

ePortfolio is an electronic journal where one collects evidence of their learning. It is the equivalent of the traditional pen and paper journals where we used to track our learning journey before technology takes over. ePortfolios can either be discipline specific or genrally open to the entire lifelong learning experience. We in education are interested in the first type.

 

The good thing about ePortfolios is that they help students reflect about their own learning.This reflection is a necessary mental process for developing critical thinking. Students no longer are just passive learners but rather actively participate in the improvement of their learning.

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-use-eportfolios.html

 


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Book Review (a 'must-read' for corpus linguists): A Handbook of Spoken Grammar - Delta Publishing

Book Review (a 'must-read' for corpus linguists):  A Handbook of Spoken Grammar - Delta Publishing | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Take a look at the latest review of A Handbook of Spoken Grammar published in September's EL Gazette. Click here and scroll to reviews to read Wayne Trotman's detailed review of '… a superb spoken grammar'.
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Semantic Search: Taking Advantage of the Future of Internet Marketing Today - Promotion World (press release)

Semantic Search: Taking Advantage of the Future of Internet Marketing TodayPromotion World (press release)So, what is semantic search?
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Free Grammar Practice for Pre-Intermediate Students :daily blog for life

Free Grammar Practice for Pre-Intermediate Students :daily blog for life | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Step-by-step grammar explanations with clear examples. A wealth of varied practice exercises with write-in space on the page. Tests to monitor students' progress. Illustrated with lively cartoons to increase students' understanding.
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The Mother Tongue in the Classroom (1) | Anglo Centres TEFL ...

The Mother Tongue in the Classroom (1) | Anglo Centres TEFL ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
One of the first and main advocates of mother tongue use in the communicative classroom has been David Atkinson (1987 and 1993). .....
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Book: Prisoners of Conscience: Moral Vernaculars of Political Agency (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication) (9781611170764): Gerard A. Hauser: Books

Prisoners of Conscience: Moral Vernaculars of Political Agency (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication) [Gerard A. Hauser] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Prisoners of Conscience continues the work begun by Gerard A.
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2. Dialogic Discourse through an Audience Involved | Professional ...

Throughout his article “Paralogic Hermeneutics and the Possibilities of Rhetoric,” Thomas Kent makes an argument for a new perspective of rhetoric and discourse analysis and production, a perspective that emphasizes ...
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My Fair Language - The Claremont Institute

My Fair Language - The Claremont Institute | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
My Fair LanguageThe Claremont InstituteHe takes up the subjects of spelling, grammar, punctuation, pronunciation, metaphor, regional speech, jargon, the influence on language of the internet, and profanity, both lyrical and gross.
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Systemic Functional Linguistics: Linguistic Meanings [Semantics] Vs ...

Systemic Functional Linguistics: Linguistic Meanings [Semantics] Vs ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Linguistic Meanings [Semantics] Vs Higher–Level Cultural Meanings [Context]. Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 566n): 'Text' or 'discourse' here has to be understood not just at the lowest level of abstraction in language as a ...
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Yes, Your Grammar Matters to Your Career - Allison Cheston

Yes, Your Grammar Matters to Your Career - Allison Cheston | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
I loved the recent blog post by a tech CEO who says he won't hire people who have bad grammar. As they say, you only have one chance to make a first impression, and those impressions are what count when you're hunting ...
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Review: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Bateman ...

Which of the three views of language (a structural view, a functional view, and an interactional view) do you think this particular method espouses? Explain your answer. 2. On what theory or theories of language learning does ...
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Book: Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis: A ... - Uz-Translations

Book:  Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis: A ... - Uz-Translations | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
This novel and important book brings together insights from cultural studies and critical discourse analysis to examine the fruitful links between the two. Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis shows that critical discourse ...
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Book: Deixis and Information Packaging in Russian Discourse (Pragmatics and Beyond. New Series) (9781556198120): Lenore Grenoble: Books

Deixis and Information Packaging in Russian Discourse (Pragmatics and Beyond. New Series) [Lenore Grenoble] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Task Based Learning

Overview and practice video about this language teaching approach. Useful for teachers. Includes examples using corpora


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Time to stop avoiding grammar rules

Time to stop avoiding grammar rules | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
The evidence is now in: explicit teaching of grammar leads to better learning (Time to stop avoiding grammar rules http://t.co/3AHfrT3q via @guardian...)...
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Grammar Girl : When to Capitalize Seasons :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : When to Capitalize Seasons :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
When should you capitalize season names, and why are there different names for seasons such as “autumn” and “fall”?
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Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 3 ...

Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 3 ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Grice's principles have offered the linguistic world a way of looking at conversations beyond the words and opened up new areas of exploration in the area of pragmatics, but the implications of these studies have yet to be ...
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Creative Systems Lab.: Re-Thinking Education and Learning with C ...

Creative Systems Lab.: Re-Thinking Education and Learning with C ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
"Making Learning Lively: An Analogical Consideration Inspired by Christopher Alexander's Theory of Wholeness and Centers" (Takashi Iba, EducationalPatterns Workshop, 2012). In this paper, I would like to consider how to ...
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Book: How to Do Critical Discourse Analysis

Book:  How to Do Critical Discourse Analysis | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Using a multimodal approach –graphic, vocal, written – How to do Critical Discourse Analysis guides students to an understanding of how language, power and ideology are negotiated in visual communication and media texts, from magazine and...
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“Grammar Choices” — almost here! | Nigel "Teacher" Caplan

“Grammar Choices” — almost here! | Nigel "Teacher" Caplan | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
I just got word that my new textbook, Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers, has been printed and will be on show at the Symposium of Second Language Writing at Purdue this week (which is also when I'll ...
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A Learning Theory You Can't Afford Not to Know: Self-Regulated ...

A Learning Theory You Can't Afford Not to Know: Self-Regulated ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Social Cognitive Models of Self-Regulated Learning As discussed earlier, previous research has turned to social cognitive model of selfregulated learning in further understanding the manner in which behavioural, ...
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Book Review: 'English Grammar in Use Online' by Raymond Murphy

Book Review: 'English Grammar in Use Online' by Raymond Murphy | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
has a fresh, appealing new design and clear layout, with revised and updated examples; is arranged in a tried-and-trusted, easy to use format, with explanations of grammar points on each left-hand page and exercises to ...
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Feminism versus femininity? Exploring feminist dilemmas through ...

Feminism versus femininity? Exploring feminist dilemmas through ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
A discourse analysis of participants' talk identified an ideological dilemma of 'feminism versus femininity', a contemporary re-working of long-standing constructions of feminism and femininity as mutually exclusive.
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Phrasal Verbs (Structure) – Lesson 18 – English Grammar | PHP ...

Rating: 4. Topic: The structure of phrasal verbs. This is the second of a series of lessons on phrasal verbs (also called two-part verbs, particle verbs, and a number of other names). I explain how phrasal verbs can be transitive ...
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A Must-Read for Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 1 ...

A Must-Read for Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 1 ... | Pragmatics-Discourse Analysis | Scoop.it
Ever since my last blogpost about discourse, I have been receiving requests to delve a little deeper into the area of pragmatics. It reminded me that a previous BESIG interview about pragmatics and politeness had led to the ...
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