TBLT as a Researched Pedagogy

| Lancaster University
| University of Leuven
| Lancaster University
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Bringing together experienced classroom researchers and teacher educators from different countries where tasks are playing an influential role in language education, this collected volume critically explores how TBLT research can engage with pedagogy, and how TBLT pedagogy can engage with research. A defining part of the TBLT project has always been a dual concern – both with the nature and use of tasks in language teaching, and with empirical research to guide and support classroom practitioners, the two concerns suggesting a central and reciprocal relationship between research and pedagogy. However this relationship has at times been unbalanced, and its centrality has sometimes gone by default, problems which this volume aims to address. The introduction proposes criteria to improve the congruence between the research base of TBLT and the concerns and terms of reference of classroom practitioners. Using a range of methodologies, the individual chapters illustrate and explore different aspects of this theme. The book will be of interest to all those wishing to further their understanding of – and/or investigate – the use of TBLT in educational contexts.
[Task-Based Language Teaching, 12]  Expected October 2018.  viii, 288 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. How do beginning teachers conceptualise and enact tasks in school foreign language classrooms?
Martin East
About the authors
Series editors’ preface
Chapter 2. Teacher transformation of textbook tasks in Vietnamese EFL high school classrooms
Bao Trang Nguyen, Jonathan Newton and David Crabbe
Author note
Introduction: Towards a researched pedagogy for TBLT
Virginia Samuda, Martin Bygate and Kris Van den Branden
Chapter 3. Teacher perceptions and use of tasks in school ESL classrooms
Rhonda Oliver and Tatiana Bogachenko
Chapter 4. The challenges of integrating focus on form within tasks: Findings from a classroom research project in secondary EFL classrooms
Andreas Müller-Hartmann and Marita Schocker
Chapter 5. Optimal conditions for TBLT?: A case study of teachers’ orientation to TBLT in the commercial EFL for adults sector in the UK
Nick Andon
Chapter 6. Task-based language teaching: How task-based is it really?
Goedele Vandommele, Kris Van den Branden and Koen Van Gorp
Chapter 7. Researching TBLT for young, beginner learners in Japan
Natsuko Shintani
Chapter 8. Promoting learning from second language speaking tasks: Exploring learner attitudes to the use of comparators and oral feedback
Tony Lynch
Chapter 9. Tasks in the pedagogic space: Using online discussion forum tasks and formative feedback to develop academic discourse skills at Master’s level
Nick Andon, Martin Dewey and Constant Leung
Chapter 10. Becoming a task-based teacher educator: A case study
Melissa Baralt
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching