Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction

Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction

Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction

Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction

Synopsis

Fifteen authors from the United States, Australia, and Germany contribute articles on issues such as the political agenda of higher institutions, language across the curriculum, service learning, adult education, artistic and aesthetic practice, intercultural awareness through electronic media, extra-curricular consultation, and language learning outreach, related to Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, French, German, and English as a foreign and second language.

Excerpt

Advances in Foreign and Second Language Pedagogy is a series focusing on the people involved in the process of language education: students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others related to the learner within a broader social context. Issues such as writing, reading, speaking, and listening are examined here for their potential for individual growth, learning partnership, and group dynamics. In the same context, it is of substantial interest for the authors of each volume to look at the pedagogical specifics of various fields of language learning, such as oral traditions, drama, music, or visual arts. The influence of alternative teaching methods and modern technology on learners and educators also raises substantial questions for this ongoing publication project.

The main approach for each volume of the series is one of practice-based research, wherein language practitioners become reflective researchers in order to deepen their own and the reader’s theoretical understanding of their work and to develop practical consequences. For this purpose the relationship between practice and research is intimate, and the subtle interchanges between doing and reflecting are inseparable. Therefore, the contributors for

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