Birgit Henriksen
Birgit Henriksen

Methodological issues in research on teacher cognition in language teaching
Professor Birgit Henriksen, Københavns Universitet

Birgit Henriksen, professor i Sprogtilegnelse ved Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet föreläser om Methodological issues in research on teacher cognition in language teaching.

Research on teacher cognition in language teaching investigates the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs that underlie the planning and practice of language teaching. Instead of focusing on what goes on in the classroom or the learning effects of particular methods and approaches, teacher cognition research tries to tap into the mental lives of the teachers in order to explore the interplay between teaching experience, theoretical knowledge and actual classroom activities. The focus on the mental processing that guides language teaching calls for a range of different research approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, that can uncover the often implicit knowledge behind the complex process of language teaching. The presentation will give an overview of different methods used in teacher cognition research with some examples from the Danish research context.

Högre seminariet ISD
torsdagen den 23 oktober 2014