In second language teacher education this approach is seen as "training" Freeman, However, the current paradigm sees teaching and learning as social processes where the students are active co-constructors of knowledge with their teachers. The teacher is more of a facilitator and fellow learner alongside the students. In the previous paradigm, second language teachers' opinions and experiences were more often than not excluded.
Instead, the "experts" in the universities did the research and administrators did the assessment. Their pronouncements were then handed down to practitioners. In the current paradigm, the notions of qualitative, ethnographic research by and with teachers and self and peer assessment of teachers has unfolded Fanselow, Second language teachers as fellow participants in learning takes many forms. For instance, when students are doing extensive reading, teachers do not patrol the classroom or use the time to catch up on paperwork.
Instead, they do their own reading and share with students what ideas and feeling this reading sparked. Similarly, when students are writing, teachers can write in the same genre and then give feedback to and receive feedback from students. Along with empirical formats and objective findings, more field-based methods of teacher research and assessment have been put forward. Assessment of second language teachers goes beyond what the teacher is doing and investigates what teachers are thinking from the teachers' perspective Farrell, Figure 1 attempts to make the point that the eight changes discussed in this article are related to one another.
Does the figure overstate the case by showing lines connecting each change to every other one? Perhaps, but please consider one change and its connections with the other seven. Cooperative learning CL connects with learner autonomy because group activities help second language students become less dependent on teachers. Curriculum integration is facilitated by CL because second language students can pool their energies and knowledge to take on cross-curricular projects.
CL fits with an emphasis on meaning, as groups provide an excellent forum for students to engage in meaningful communication in their second language. Diversity is highlighted in CL when students form heterogeneous groups and use collaborative skills to bring out and value the ideas and experiences of all the group members. Thinking skills are needed in groups as second language students attempt to explain concepts and procedures to their groupmates, as groupmates give each other feedback and as they debate the proper course of action.
Alternative assessment is fostered in several ways by the use of CL. For instance, CL provides scope for peer assessment and an emphasis on the development of collaborative skills calls for different methods to assess these skills. CL encourages teachers to be co-learners for at least two reasons. First, teachers often work with colleagues to learn more about education, e. By collaborating with fellow teachers, teachers model collaboration for their students and convince themselves of its benefits.
Second, because CL means less teacher talk, it allows teachers to get off the stage some of the time and spend more time facilitating student learning. One of the techniques for facilitating is to take part along with students, thus encouraging teachers to learn more. Have the eight changes and the overall paradigm shift from which they flow become prominent in second language classrooms?
We think that the effects of the paradigm shift are still only being felt partly. Indeed, there seems to be a great deal of variation between countries, institutions within the same country and even classrooms within the same institution. Thus, in second language education, contrary to what Kuhn put forth about rapid, revolutionary, far-reaching paradigm shifts in the physical sciences, the paradigm shift seems to be gradual, evolutionary and piecemeal.
Why is this the case? Several reasons suggest themselves. Lack of change may also be a result of the difficulty of translating theory into practical application. That is, new ideas need a great deal of work by practicing teachers to translate into their everyday teaching routines. Another possible explanation for the lack of implementation of this paradigm shift stems from the fact that it has often been presented in a piecemeal fashion, rather than as a whole.
The point of this article has been to argue that many of the changes we hear about in education in general and second language education in particular are all part of one overall paradigm shift. This holistic perspective has two implications. First, these are not unrelated changes to be grasped one by one. Attempting to learn about these changes in such an isolating fashion impedes understanding because it flies in the face of the interconnections that exist and it violates a fundamental concept of human cognition--we learn best by perceiving patterns and forming chunks.
Second, when we attempt to implement these changes, if we do so in a piecemeal fashion, selecting changes as if they were items on an a la carte menu, we lessen the chances of success. These innovations fit together, like the pieces in a pattern cut to make a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece supports the others. In this article, we have urged our fellow second language educators to take a big picture approach to the changes in our profession.
We have argued that many of these changes stem from an underlying paradigm shift. By examining this shift and looking for connections between various changes in our field, these changes can be better understood. Most importantly, by attempting to implement change in a holistic way, the chances of success greatly increase. This point has been made countless times in works on systems theory by Senge and others. However, it is much easier to state in theory than to implement in practice.
Perhaps the best-known and most painful example of the failure to implement holistic change in second language education is that in many cases while teaching methodology has become more communicative, testing remains with the traditional paradigm, consisting of discrete items, lower-order thinking and a focus on form rather than meaning Brown, This creates a backwash effect that tends to pull teaching back toward the traditional paradigm, even when teachers and others are striving to go toward the new paradigm.
Yes, implementing change is difficult.
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Perhaps this is where the eighth change we discussed, teachers as co-learners, plays the crucial role. Many people are drawn to work in second language education because they enjoy learning and want to share this joy with others. All the changes that have taken place in our field challenge us to continue learning about our profession and to share what we learn with others, including our colleagues, so that we can continue to help our field develop. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Can learner strategy instruction succeed? The case of higher order questions and elaborated responses.
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People seem to be buying fewer books every year, which many analysts interpret to mean that people are reading less or are less interested in reading not necessarily the same thing. So actually things are getting worse, right? It seems to me that one problem with these articles, whether of the "happy days are here again" or "doom and gloom" school, is that they are looking at the issue from the wrong direction. Most articles about declining sales look at statistics from major publishers and book sellers -- and especially mega-outlets like Amazon.
Conversely, most of the articles extolling a "new paradigm" are written by advocates of the paradigm being extolled, whether it's POD, Kindle, Smashwords or whatever.
In either case, we writers keep asking the same questions: Why can't I find a publisher? Why are my books not selling? To understand the answer to those questions, we need to step out of our writer shoes for a few moments, and put on our comfy, fuzzy reader slippers. So take a moment, get comfortable, look around your living room or wherever you like to read, and ask yourself If you're like me, the answer is probably "There is no such thing as 'enough books. Atop those stacks are two Kindles "his and hers" , also crammed to the gills. Mine is loaded with several novels, a bunch of novellas by favorite authors -- and as many as a hundred free public domain books.
I have a fondness for G. Chesterton, and have downloaded just about everything he ever wrote. If I had to flee my home during an emergency and could only grab the Kindle, I'd have enough reading material for months. It seems to me that what we need to be asking is how the "paradigm" has changed, not for author or for publishers, but for readers. In Kuhn's view, the existence of a single reigning paradigm is characteristic of the natural sciences, while philosophy and much of social science were characterized by a "tradition of claims, counterclaims, and debates over fundamentals.
In the later part of the s, 'paradigm shift' emerged as a buzzword , popularized as marketing speak and appearing more frequently in print and publication. It is referred to in several articles and books   as abused and overused to the point of becoming meaningless. The term "paradigm shift" has found uses in other contexts, representing the notion of a major change in a certain thought-pattern—a radical change in personal beliefs, complex systems or organizations, replacing the former way of thinking or organizing with a radically different way of thinking or organizing:.
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