Toward a Practice-Based Approach in Foreign Language EducationSchool of Education: Faculty Publications and Other Works
AbstractIn 1999, Ball & Cohen called for a practice-based curriculum in teacher training. While content areas such as math and science have responded to this call, few studies in foreign language education have been published on practice-based teacher training. This session details a course designed by the foreign language department at the University of Pittsburgh. This course centers around three high-leverage practices (HLPs). HLPs are practices which are done frequently and which novice teachers must be able to implement in order to be effective teachers. They are often context-independent and improve the learning for all students. This presentation describes how this course was designed so that pre-service teachers dissected and analyzed each HLP, watched demonstrations, and practiced while receiving coaching from experienced teachers.
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Citation InformationKristin Davin and Richard Donato. "Toward a Practice-Based Approach in Foreign Language Education" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristin_davin/4/