Pre-packaged Multimodal Resources & Second Language Teacher Agency

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Title Pre-packaged Multimodal Resources & Second Language Teacher Agency
Author Liyanage, Indika Jananda
Journal Name Journal of the Korean School Textbook Research
Editor Ryu, Haiil
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Korea
Publisher Korean Society of Textbook Research
Abstract In the present globalised and digitised world, availability of a plethora of pre-packaged classroom resources for English Language Teaching (ELT) seems to threaten ESL/EFL teachers' professional agency in the language classroom. Whilst it is difficult to envisage the viability of these materials presented for a global audience of learners (Liyanage & Bartlett, 2008), the practice also seriously limits ESL/EFL teachers' agency in the application of their pedagogic and pedagogic content knowledges. The selection and implementation of pre-packaged materials by language teachers are due either to personal choice or to mandated regulations and established practices(Birch & Liyanage, 2004; Liyanage & Bartlett, 2008). This paper reports the reflections of thirty overseas ESL/EFL teachers enrolled in postgraduate programmes on (i) their use of pre-packaged materials in language classrooms in contexts where such practice is mandated or is the norm, and, (ii) the effect of this practice on their professional agency in the language classroom.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 2
Issue Number 3
Page from 251
Page to 257
ISSN 1976-6653
Date Accessioned 2009-04-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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