Walsh, Christopher S.; Shrestha, Prithvi and Hedges, Claire
Bangladesh: a case study of innovative
practices for teacher professional development and
communicative English language teaching.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22383-9_13|
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Using mobile technologies, particularly mobile phones, for teacher professional development in developing economies is extremely rare. This article presents a case study of English in Action (EIA) and its use of mobile technologies that moves beyond documenting their functionality as ubiquitous handheld hardware to enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. It presents compelling evidence of an effective and innovative professional development intervention that simultaneously improves communicative English language teaching. We argue this large-scale intervention was significant in enhancing teachers’ professional knowledge and presents important implications for using mobile phones in developing countries for teacher professional development and classroom-based English teaching and learning.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Springer|
|Extra Information:||International Conference, ICT 2011, Hong Kong, July 11-13, 2011. Proceedings|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Other Departments > Other Departments
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Christopher Walsh|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jul 2011 10:16|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2012 03:58|
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