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Beliefs, agency and identity in foreign language learning and teaching / Paula Kalaja, University of Jyväskylä, Finland ; Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil ; Mari Aro, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. - xi, 237 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. The Book in a Nutshell -- 2. Key Issues Relevant to the Studies to Be Reported: Beliefs, Agency and Identity -- PART I - LEARNING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FROM SCHOOL CHILDREN TO YOUNG ADULTS -- 3. Authority Versus Experience: Dialogues on Learner Beliefs; Mari Aro -- 4. In Action and Inaction: English Learners Authoring Their Agency; Mari Aro -- PART II - STUDYING FOREIGN LANGUAGES: FROM FIRST-YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO GRADUATES -- 5. Student Teachers' Beliefs and Motivation, and the Shaping of Their Professional Identities; Ana Maria F. Barcelos -- 6. Student Teachers' Beliefs about L1 And L2 Discursively Constructed: A Longitudinal Study of Interpretative Repertoires; Paula Kalaja -- 7. 'Dreaming Is Believing': The Teaching of Foreign Languages as Envisioned by Student Teachers; Paula Kalaja -- PART III - TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES: FROM NOVICE TEACHERS TO EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS -- 8. Dependent or Independent: The Construction of the Beliefs of Newly Qualified Foreign Language Teachers; Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty -- 9. Stories of Change and Continuity: Understanding the Development of the Identities of Foreign Language Teachers; Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty -- Conclusion -- 10. Comparing and Contrasting the Studies Reported: Lessons Learnt.

"Beliefs, Agency and Identity in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching explores the phenomena of believing (or giving personal meanings), acting, and identifying (or identity construction), and the interconnectedness of these phenomena in the learning and teaching of English and other foreign languages. The authors to take turns in reporting recent studies that are truly longitudinal in their research design, carried out from novel theoretical starting points and with innovation in data collection and analysis. The book contributes to a greater understanding of how learners go about learning and teachers about teaching foreign languages"--

9781137425942

2015026464


Language and languages--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.
Second language acquisition.

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