Teaching & Researching Language Learning by Oxford Rebecca L. Griffiths Carol
Now in its second edition Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners students and researchers. This volume carries on the author's tradition of linking theoretical insights with readability and practical utility and offers an enhanced Strategic Self-Regulation Model. It is enriched by many new features such as the first-ever major content analysis of published learning strategy definitions leading to a long-awaited encompassing strategy definition that to a significant degree brings order out of chaos in the strategy field. Rebecca Oxford provides an intensive discussion of self-regulation agency and related factors as the 'soul of learning strategies.' She ushers the strategy field into the twenty-first century with the first in-depth treatment of strategies and complexity theory. A major section is devoted to applications of learning strategies in all language skill areas and in grammar and vocabulary. The last chapter presents innovations for strategy instruction such as ways to deepen and differentiate strategy instruction to meet individual needs; a useful scenario-based emotion regulation questionnaire; insights on new research methods; and results of two strategy instruction meta-analyses. This revised edition includes in-depth questions tasks and projects for readers in every chapter. This is the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in TESOL ELT education linguistics and psychology.