There are various benefitsthat student-teachers canaccrue from researching theirown practice as they focus THE SITUATIONtheir intellects, academicknowledge, and personalexperience on conductingclassroom-based research(Steinberg and Kincheloe1998).
Unfortunately,however, manyteachers rarelyengage in research THE PROBLEMunless encouragedto do so by teachereducation (Borg2009a).
To help teachers becomeresearch active, Borg (2009b)suggests that teacher educationcourses can be organized andstructured in certain ways. Forexample, they can include THE SOLUTIONawareness-raising activities (….)Teachers may thus beempowered, pedagogically,cognitively, and politically(Steinberg and Kincheloeop.cit.), to become more activein supporting learning.
However,notwithstanding thework of Atay (op.cit.),writing in a Turkish THE EVALUATIONcontext, little of thissupporting evidencecomes from the field ofELT (Borg 2009a).
In addition, with sufficient space and time,participating teachers may more easily developtheir ideas.Teachers may thus be empowered, pedagogically,cognitively, and politically (Steinberg andKincheloe op.cit.), to become more active insupporting learning.
The provisions of the law must be applied with care.The provisions of the law must carefully be applied.In chapter 10, Ellis describes in only a couple ofparagraphs seven theories of SLA.In chapter 10, Ellis briefly describes seven theories ofSLA.
Figure 1 illustrates the interaction of acquisition and learning in adult second language production. Fig.1. Model for adult second language performance
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