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In this talk I show how Conversation Analysis contributes to teacher education (1) with its role in creating flexible digital observation tools as well as (2) its power in the analysis of pedagogical interactions. Issues related to the analysis of teacher learning and developing sustainable teacher ...

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In this presentation, we discuss the possibilities and challenges of combining the paradigms of dynamic assessment and diagnostic language assessment, at the conceptual level and at the operational/design level. We explore this through the DIALANG 2.0 project, a regeneration exercise of an existing,...

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This paper reports a qualitative case study featuring classroom observation-interview cycles investigating how and why Frank, an experienced English for Academic Purposes teacher at a UK university, used his TESOL textbook. Frank struggled to adapt the book to make it fit for purpose.

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Although we all have intuitive conceptions of students' "participation" and "engagement," understanding how little we know about these in practice is a crucial step toward better pedagogy. Students are often participating when we think they are not, and likewise, students can appear engaged, when in...

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This paper focuses on two fields of creative practice, collaborative photography and documentary theatre, and considers how creative practice allows communication across modes and enables stories of forced migration that might otherwise stay hidden.

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A key factor in research on teachers’ beliefs is their influence on their practices. In this talk, we discuss some of the factors that affect this relationship and address how language teacher educators can help beginning teachers to enact their conceptualizations of language.

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This presentation focuses on selected findings from a comprehensive, mixed-methods study examining the careers of language study abroad alumni. The study includes a nationwide survey, with complete data from 4,868 respondents, and life history interviews with approximately 60 participants selected o...

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Keystroke logging methods offer important insights to writing processes and writing behaviours. This talk reports on results from keystroke-based studies of university student writing which captures some of the features of their writing processes and outlines an agenda for future work on student dig...

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