Project-Based Language Learning and CALL - From Virtual Exchange to Social Justice - Michael Thomas

Project-Based Language Learning and CALL - From Virtual Exchange to Social Justice - Michael Thomas

Introduction: Projects, Pandemics and the Re-positioning of Digital Language Learning

Project-Based Language Learning and CALL - From Virtual Exchange to Social Justice - Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas [+-]
Liverpool John Moores University
Michael Thomas is Professor of Education and Chair of the Centre for Educational Research (CERES) at Liverpool John Moores University. Among his other books are Project-based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge, 2017) and Language Teaching with Video-based Technologies: Creativity and CALL Teacher Education (with Christel Schneider, Routledge, 2020).
Kasumi Yamazaki [+-]
University of Toledo, USA
Kasumi Yamazaki is Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Toledo, USA. Her research focuses on a wide range of contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) pedagogy and integration, namely, the use of 3D simulation games and virtual realities (VRs), the development of intelligent CALL (ICALL) systems, and the effectiveness of hybrid teaching curricula. Her areas of expertise include Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Technology Enhanced Language Learning, Japanese Language Pedagogy, English as a Second Language (ESL) Pedagogy. Dr Yamazaki currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Technology in Language & Teaching and Learning.

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This chapter explores project-based language learning with technology, arguing that more research on the subject is necessary at a time of significant disruption in education. In particular the chapter examines the claim that project-based learning has the potential to offer a multidisciplinary and creative approach to language learning.

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Thomas, Michael; Yamazaki, Kasumi. Introduction: Projects, Pandemics and the Re-positioning of Digital Language Learning. Project-Based Language Learning and CALL - From Virtual Exchange to Social Justice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-18 Mar 2021. ISBN 9781800500242. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42395. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42395. Mar 2021

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