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Teacher Training and PD in Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching

Norris, Lucy and Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2017). Teacher Training and PD in Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching. In: Power, Robert; Ally, Mohamed; Cristol, Dean and Palalas, Agnieszka eds. IAmLearning: Mobilizing and supporting educator practice. International Association for Mobile Learning, pp. 112–137.

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Teachers from all sectors, including second and foreign language teachers, are encouraged to develop confidence in their evolving pedagogic and digital practices via the application of 21st Century skills and by becoming familiar with continuing professional development (CPD) frameworks where design of learning is linked to task and technology. A lack of familiarity with task design for Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on the part of pre-service English teachers contrasts with the substantial body of research exploring its potential benefits. The Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching project, funded by a grant from the British Council Research Partnerships scheme in 2014-15, sought to address this issue by providing a pedagogical framework for the design of MALL that is in tune with the wider world of informal learning outside the classroom. Beyond our research in this project, the first author has worked with European primary and secondary language and subject teachers on EU-funded CPD. This chapter draws upon insights gained from the project and from working with the teachers. We provide examples of adaptable tasks for collaborative, collegiate action research and planning, and guidelines for CPD and training. Finally we suggest areas and directions for future work.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISBN: 1-77514-080-6, 978-1-77514-080-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Mobile Pedagogy for ELT (H-13-011-AKH)Not SetBritish Council
Keywords: mobile learning; teacher education; language teaching; mobile language learning; teacher professional development
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 52264
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 08:10
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