In this original book, B. Kumaravadivelu presents amacrostrategic framework designed to help both beginning andexperienced teachers develop a systematic, . This article traces the major trends in TESOL methods in the past 15 years. It focuses Beyond methods: Macrostrategies for language teaching. New. Haven. Beyond Methods – Kumaravadivelu. The Parameter of Particularity. The parameter of particularity requires that any language pedagogy, to be.

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Chapter 6 Promoting learner autonomy. Chapter 9 Contextualizing linguistic input.

From a pedagogic point of view, then, particularity is at once a goal and a process. Chapter 1 Conceptualizing teaching acts.

Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching

To sum up this section, I have suggested that one way of conceptualizing a postmethod pedagogy is to look at it three-dimensionally as a pedagogy of particularity, practicality, and possibility. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Chapter 8 Activating intuitive heuristics. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of beyyond comments via email.

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Kumaravadivelu No preview available – In this sense, a theory of practice involves continual reflection and action.


The Parameter of Possibility The parameter of possibility is derived mainly from the works of critical pedagogists of Freirean persuasion.

Each one shapes and is shaped by the other. Chapter 3 Maximizing learning opportunities. By using the comment function on degruyter. Yet it is also the place where our sense of ourselves, our subjectivity, is constructed. It is a progressive advancement of means and ends. The framework consists of ten macrostrategies based on current theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge of second language and foreign language teaching. Consequently, sense-making requires that teachers view pedagogy not merely as a mechanism for maximizing learning opportunities in the classroom but also as a means for understanding and transforming possibilities in and outside the classroom.

Selected pages Title Page. Chapter 4 Minimizing perceptual mismatches.

Aims and Scope In this original book, B. In this sense, the parameter of practicality metamorphoses into the parameter of possibility. Macrostrategies for Language Mwthods.

The ,ethods exercise of attempting to derive a theory of practice enables teachers to understand and identify problems, analyze and assess information, consider and evaluate alternatives, and then choose the best available alternative that is then subjected to further critical appraisal.


The parameter of practicality entails a teacher-generated theory of practice. As discussed in Chapter 1, critical pedagogists take the position that any pedagogy is implicated in relations of power and dominance, and is implemented to create and sustain social inequalities.

His book provides the tools a teacher needs in order to self-observe, self-analyze, and self-evaluate his or her own teaching acts. Chapter 7 Fostering language awareness. The framework consists of ten macrostrategies based on current theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge of second language and foreign language teaching.

Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. These strategies enable teachers to evaluate classroom practices and to generate techniques and activities for realizing teaching goals.

Macrostrategies for Language Teaching Yale language series. Chapter 5 Facilitating negotiated interaction.

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