Critical reading: towards a research-oriented approach

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Critical reading: towards a research-oriented approach. Rachel Wicaksono. York St John University annual teaching and learning conference: linking teaching and research. January 2007.

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Critical reading: towards a research-oriented approach

  1. 1. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk Linking Learning and Research Conference January 26, 2007
  2. 2. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk Critical reading: towards a research-oriented approach Rachel Wicaksono Senior Lecturer International Centre Faculty of Business and Communication
  3. 3. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk English language teaching – why aim for a research-oriented approach? <ul><li>Working in an ‘international’ context </li></ul><ul><li>Making choices about content and methods </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the nature of ‘conclusions’ in language learning research </li></ul><ul><li>Considering the context-dependent nature of knowledge and the possible relationship(s) between research and teaching </li></ul>
  4. 4. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk What not to wear…
  5. 5. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk MA English Language Teaching <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul>
  6. 6. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk Classroom Language Research <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul>
  7. 7. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk Developing critical reading skills <ul><li>‘ Active’ reading </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Interrogating’ a research report </li></ul><ul><li>Generating and using a list of critical questions </li></ul><ul><li>(see handout) </li></ul>
  8. 8. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk A ‘research orientation’ outcome? Teaching and learning that is: research-informed research-based research-oriented
  9. 9. York St John University | www.yorksj.ac.uk References Stenhouse, L. (1975) An Introduction to Curriculum Research and Development . London: Heinemann.

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