New Publication: The Action-Oriented Approach: A Dynamic Vision of Language Education

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This month Channel View Publications Ltd / Multilingual Matters will be publishing “The Action-oriented Approach: A Dynamic Vision of Language Education” edited by Enrica Piccardo and Brian North, which may be of interest to Eaquals members.

The book presents the background to the current shift in language education towards action-oriented teaching and provides a theorization of the Action-oriented Approach (AoA). It contains a research-informed description of the AoA and explains its implications for curriculum planning, teaching, assessment and pedagogy.

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The Action-Oriented Approach: A Dynamic Vision of Language Education

 Edited by Enrica Piccardo and Brian North

 Description

This book presents the background to the current shift in language education towards action-oriented teaching and provides a theorization of the Action-oriented Approach (AoA). It contains a research-informed description of the AoA and explains its implications for curriculum planning, teaching, assessment and pedagogy.

 Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Emergence of a New Paradigm

Chapter 2. The Notion of Competence: An Overview

Chapter 3. Towards an Action-Oriented Approach: Theoretical Underpinnings

Chapter 4. Preparing the AoA: Developments in Language Teaching Methodology

Chapter 5. The Common European Framework of Reference and its Companion Volume: A Paradigm Shift

Chapter 6. Towards a Dynamic Vision of Language Education: Plurality and Creativity

Chapter 7. The Action-Oriented Approach

Chapter 8. Conclusion

Author information

Enrica Piccardo is a Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada; Head of the Centre for Educational Research in Language and Literacies (CERLL), OISE and Maître de conférences, Université de Grenoble-Alpes, France. She is a consultant for the Council of Europe.

Brian North is an independent researcher in language education. A long-time consultant for the Council of Europe, he co-authored the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the prototype European Language Portfolio.

 Pbk ISBN 9781788924337 £39.95 / US$59.95 / €54.95