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Exploratory Practice and the Concept of Understanding
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NDC
English
abstract
This paper contrasts Exploratory Practice (EP) with Scientific Research (SR) and Action Research (AR) in their features and roles in the studies of English Language Teaching (ELT) as a second or foreign language. It argues that EP should take priority over AR and SR for teacher development in the sense that it deepens understanding of ELT by teachers. Understanding is the first requirement for teachers, for otherwise a 'problem solving' may be misdirected and a scientific 'research question' may be totally irrelevant to the practice of ELT. The concept of understanding is further explored by introducing Heidegger's philosophical concepts from Sein und Zeit. EP echoes with a sociocultural approach in many ways, and is one answer to the question of "for what and for whom our research is," which is becoming increasingly important for both researchers and practitioners in ELT.
journal title
CASELE research bulletin
issue
Issue 38
start page
71
end page
80
date of issued
2008-04-01
publisher
中国地区英語教育学会
issn
0385-1192
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language
jpn
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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application/pdf
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本論文の著作権は中国地区英語教育学会に属する
department
Graduate School of Education