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Can Teachers Do Research? Marisa Constantinides

Can Teachers Do Research? Marisa Constantinides | TELT | Scoop.it

Recommendations for teachers thinking about researching their own classes:

"Choose your own small scale research topic and try to investigate. Be a teacher-researcher – after all, whether you like it or not, this is what you do in your classroom on a daily basis: you try out ideas and activities with your learners.

Try to do something in a different way – you don’t need to have two groups of learners to compare.

Twin with another teacher through Facebook or Twitter and plan your class investigation jointly.

Create a blog or a wiki to share your reflections and to store any data you have collected.

Keep a journal of your observations, if working on your own; use technology to keep track and record your reflections."

Shona Whyte's insight:

Concrete examples of action research and its benefits for teachers and learners

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Jersus Colmenares's curator insight, January 5, 8:23 AM

Since this is a magazine concerned with the promotion of interfaces between corpora and research, I thgought tah this post would be thought provoking. It touches a bit on vocab, and therefore some of you would like to make the connections.

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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning – Marisa Constantinides

Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning – Marisa Constantinides | TELT | Scoop.it

"In the same way, the ‘McNuggeting’ of language knowledge bytes leads to fragmentation and lack of ability to access language and be able to use it in a natural and fluent way."

 

This resonates with Leaky Grammar's post on improvisation http://sco.lt/8FVUnp


because for Marisa Constantinides, Step 1 on the path to defragmented (or holistic) language teaching is "Sustained talk / long turns."


Exactly what Bobby McFerrin says in the video on improvisation: if you want to sing well, you have to practice singing for a long time.


 

Shona Whyte's insight:

(Maybe this is all too elliptical and I need to write a blog post.  On my 2 year-old blog that has one post so far :-)

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MarisaConstantinides's comment, April 24, 2013 11:21 AM
Thanks for sharing! I do hope you'll write that blog post