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English Research Seminar 18.05.2022


"Pedagogical rules and the linguistic knowledge of English teachers" - Tom Rankin, University of Linz - Time & place: 2022-May-18 17:00, room D2.2.228


We investigate pre-service teachers’ knowledge of grammar. The aim is to explore the extent to which knowledge is informed by pedagogical rules from schooling in English as a foreign language, and whether this is complemented or extended by study of  language and linguistics in teacher-training. Knowledge derived from pedagogical rules encountered during schooling continues to inform future teachers' linguistic knowledge. This is not markedly extended by the study of language and linguistics in teacher-training programmes. We discuss these results in light of teacher cognitions about grammar and language.

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