The growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the dynamics of education, as self-directed learning, especially on mobile devices, is as accessible as ever. Despite the near infinite amount of information available for students outside of school, the classroom remains the most critical aspect of student’s growth. Teachers now play crucial roles in engaging ICT’s full potential to create an environment of meaningful learning to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
Preparing Foreign Language Teachers for Next-Generation Education concerns itself with the integration and study of new technologies in foreign-language education. Featuring theoretical and empirical chapters related to the confluence of teacher-education, teacher cognition, and innovative technologies, it provides engaging insight into foreign-language teachers’ perceptions and the influence of those perceptions. This publication is quintessential to foreign-language teachers, administrators, policy makers, students of education, programmers, and developers.
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This work unites international contributors in educational technology, second language acquisition, foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, and teacher education. They report on recent theory and empirical research related to teacher learning in the digital era. Chapters are in sections on technology standards for teacher education, language teachers’ perceptions and uses of technology, and applications of technology in language teacher preparation and learning. Some specific subjects explored include online tools for teacher assistants, cloud-based internships for pre-service EFL teachers, flipped classrooms in second language teaching, and the use of technology in Chinese language teacher education. B&w screenshots, charts, and diagrams are included.
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