Hong Kong primary teachers' perceptions of the difficulties in implementing task-based language teaching

David Robert CARLESS, Anne GORDON

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Abstract

Task-based teaching is now being carried out in Primary One classes in the majority of Hong Kong primary schools by means of the Target Oriented Curriculum initiative. This paper sought to investigate the difficulties that a cohort of English teachers, participants in a HKIEd inservice course, anticipated and experienced when carrying out task-based teaching in their schools. The research method involved distributing parallel questionnaires before and after the subjects carried out task-based teaching and then comparing the teachers'perceptions of anticipated and actual difficulties. The main conclusion, tentatively positive for proponents of TOC, was that the difficulties perceived by the teachers before they did the task-based teaching were greater than those that they actually experienced in the classroom.
隨著目標為本課程的推行,課業為本教學目前正在香港大多數小學一年級課堂中實施。本文作者通過比較教師在實施課業為本教學前後填寫的兩份調查問卷,試圖找出英語課業為本教學實施中存在的問題,以及教師的設想與教學實踐之間的差距。研究結果表明:在課業為本教學的實施中,教師所遇到的實際困難並沒有他們預先所設想的那麼多。這一調查結果對實施中的目標為本課程有積極的推動作用。 Copyright © 2004 香港中文大學香港教育研究所.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-160
JournalJournal of Basic Education
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Citation

Carless, D. R., & Gordon, A. (1997). Hong Kong primary teachers' perceptions of the difficulties in implementing task-based language teaching. Journal of Basic Education, 7(1), 139-160.

Keywords

  • Task-based teaching
  • Anticipated difficulty
  • Actual difficulty
  • 課業為本教學
  • 預期困難
  • 實際困難
  • Alt. title: 香港小學教師對課業為本教學實施問題的看法

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