Transformative Learning and Foreign Language Education

Dr. Dan Davidson (American Councils for International Education) and I are co-editing a book on the application of transformative principles to the teaching of foreign languages. We have nearly 30 contributors and 20+ chapters on a wide range of sub-topics. Anyone out there in L2 on this list? We are trying to survey those who are for one of the chapters -- and there may still be room for another chapter or two dedicated exclusively to learners (individual differences, cognition, motivation, affect).

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Comment by Betty Lou Leaver on June 17, 2018 at 6:39pm

I should have posted an update a while back. We have ccompleted the first stage of the book process We are very honored to have some very talented and highly published authors in this book, ones who have become leaders in the L2 transformative education "movement." The book is very comprehensive, will hopefully be a seminal work, and hopefully will be in everyone's hands in 2019. Many, many thanks to Michael Palmieri for his enthusiastic support and willingness to write the preface. 

Shannon Salyer is conducting a survery of teacher experiences for the book. If you would be willing to take such a survey (in about two months), please let me know here, on LinkedIn, or via email, as you prefer. 

Looking forward to hearing from others.

Comment by Paulina De Santis, PhD on June 17, 2018 at 6:26pm

So glad to hear your voice, Dr. Leaver! This is really a great opportunity! I have been thinking about doing something like this. And here you are with this idea!

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