Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18853
Title: 
Writing learning outcomes for English language lessons in multilingual schools
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Keywords: 
English teaching
Learning outcomes
Methods
Multilingual contexts
Teacher preparation
K-12 grade
ESL/EFL
TESOL
Issue Date: 
2016
Citation: 
Jones, S. A. (2016). Writing learning outcomes for English language lessons in multilingual schools. Tesol Journal, 7(2), 469–493. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tesj.255
Abstract: 
This article proposes a pedagogic innovation in teacher education by articulating a method for writing learning outcomes for English language lessons in multilingual school contexts. The argument for this approach is founded on curriculum studies; however, the practice also draws specifically on applied psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories of teaching and learning the English language. Examples support this five-step process of writing learning outcomes in detailing how to identify a focus, specify language, ensure appropriateness, create coherence, and revise. While the approach addresses the difficulties research studies report that experienced teachers encounter in lesson planning, here it is offered as a way of educating novice teachers to clarify their ideas about language teaching and assessment through reflection. Additionally, the process serves as a means for teachers to develop greater language awareness as subject content knowledge. This technique of writing learning outcomes for language lessons, therefore, may assist in developing language teacher professionalism.
Description: 
This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Tesol Journal. The published version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tesj.255
URI: 
ISSN: 
1056-7941 (print)
1949-3533 (online)
Other Identifiers: 
10.1002/tesj.255
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