Corrective feedback: an angel or an angle?

Do you remember the first time a teacher corrected something you said in a classroom? I do. I was 12. It was a Mathematics lesson in Gemlik (Bursa, Turkey) that was being taught in English. The teacher had asked a question. I do not remember, though, what it was exactly about. I raised my hand,Continue reading “Corrective feedback: an angel or an angle?”

Classroom-based Conversation Analytic Research

Our edited volume (w/ Silvia Kunitz and Numa Markee) “Classroom-based conversation analytic research: theoretical and applied perspectives on pedagogy” is now out! You can order the book using this link, or read it online on Springer’s webpage. The book brings together prominent classroom interaction researchers from all over the world and addresses classroom-based CA researchContinue reading “Classroom-based Conversation Analytic Research”

Final reflection on #ONL202

Being an active ONL202 participant has provided me with important insights into digital literacies, open learning, networked collaborative learning, and design for online learning. However, rather than what I learned (the course contents) in this course, how I learned is what I will reflect on in this post. The Problem Based Learning (PBL Group 15)Continue reading “Final reflection on #ONL202”

Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 4: Supporting students in online and blended learning environments

Language teachers are, according to some, cursed when it comes to online and blended learning. Many language teachers cannot fully focus on the “message” an online text written by a student gives, without an eye on linguistic accuracy. Some teachers who design online courses fall into the temptation of correcting all language mistakes in students’Continue reading “Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 4: Supporting students in online and blended learning environments”

Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 3: Learning in communities

I first learned about the concept of “Communities of Practice” (Lave and Wenger 1991) while I was reading John Hellermann’s (2008) influential book on classroom language learning. Considering a group of learners as a community of practice and applying this idea to understand how the students learn as a community in a classroom have beenContinue reading “Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 3: Learning in communities”

Instructional materials and OPENness: a reflection on #ONL202 Topic 2

The last two weeks of ONL202 has been eye OPENing in a number of ways. We have had the opportunity to gain important insights into open learning and the concept of openness. One of the interesting materials in this part of ONL202 was a podcast, which included an interview conducted by Kiruthika Ragupathi. The interviewContinue reading “Instructional materials and OPENness: a reflection on #ONL202 Topic 2”

My forthcoming plenary in ILTERG2

I have been reflecting on my corpus linguistic, conversation analytic and recent ethnographic investigations into language teacher education practices lately, given that I have a plenary in the forthcoming ILTERG2 conference. It has been such a pleasure to work with student-teachers and mentors from Turkey and Sweden so far – my research would not haveContinue reading “My forthcoming plenary in ILTERG2”

John Gordon – Teacher education and researching classroom talk around literature

It was a pleasure to host a webinar with John Gordon on the 16th of September as part of the SOLD Research Environment seminar series at Mälardalen University (Sweden). John managed to attract participants from 14 different countries, including Chile, Turkey, Austria, France, and many others. John’s webinar brought together a diverse group: school teachersContinue reading “John Gordon – Teacher education and researching classroom talk around literature”

My experiences as a participant in ONL: Two weeks and counting…

My last blog post was on January 15, 2020. Almost 9 months ago… What went wrong? Why did I stop? Have I been too busy? Have I dedicated too much time to micro-blogging (i.e. Tweeting)? Or should I blame COVID-19? Not that I had it, I guess… And may be that is why I decidedContinue reading “My experiences as a participant in ONL: Two weeks and counting…”

Two data sessions at Mälardalen University, 24 January

Originally posted on Mälardalen INteraction & Didactics (MIND) Research Group:
MIND is organizing two data sessions on the 24th of January, Friday, with Søren Wind Eskildsen (University of Southern Denmark), Niina Lilja (Tampere University) and Silvia Kunitz (Stockholm University/Karlstad University). The sessions will take place at Mälardalen University (Västerås campus). Please see below for…