Dialogic teaching and the mediation of learning during pre-service teacher education

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    This paper examines how an emphasis on dialogic interaction and exploratory talk during post-teaching meetings can be beneficial to pre-service Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE). The ways in which such an approach promotes long-term reflective practice and how inquiry-based talk raises awareness of the complexity involved in developing pedagogic expertise, will be discussed. In addition, research findings relating the importance to effective dialogic teaching of a linguistic and methodological knowledge base, will be presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnsuring Quality in English Language Teacher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from the fifth international Teacher Educator Conference, Hyderabad, India
    EditorsGeorge Pickering, Paul Gunashekar
    Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
    PublisherBritish Council
    Number of pages168
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-86355-841-2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016
    EventEnglish Language Teacher Education Conference: Ensuring Quality in English Language Teacher Education - Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India
    Duration: 27 Feb 20151 Mar 2015


    ConferenceEnglish Language Teacher Education Conference
    Abbreviated titleFifth International Teacher Educator Conference


    • teacher education
    • SLTE
    • Second language teacher education


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