Cross-Curricular Approaches to Language Education

Cross-Curricular Approaches to Language Education

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Current applied linguistic research generally supports the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in education with the objective of enhancing learnersa€™ progress and teachersa€™ practices. In this spirit, this edited volume explores the issue of cross-curricular learning and teaching from a wider perspective. The twenty-three papers collected here are categorised in four thematic units, all of which, however, share a common feature: they focus on interdisciplinary learning and promote the integration of knowledge and skills from various subject areas. As such, all the papers brought together in this volume, thus, emphasise the interconnectedness of knowledge and ideas in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The theme of Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning is related in this volume to Intercultural Education, to Content and Language Integrated Learning, and to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The book will be of interest to scholars who are interested in relevant research-based data and results, and to educators who wish to update their knowledge about cross-curricular teaching and improve their language teaching practices.Within this school context, we aimed to study the impact of the use of fairytales for the teaching of English on the language development of two classes of 3rd graders (8-9 years old); the project lasted one school year (2011-2012). 3.2 Teachinganbsp;...

Title:Cross-Curricular Approaches to Language Education
Author: Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey, Marina Mattheoudakis, Eleni Agathopoulou
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2015-02-05

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