Teaching development grants final and financial report: Enhancement of student learning outcomes: Developing pre-service and in-service English teachers’ corpus literacy using flipped learning enhanced by mobile technologies

Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)

Abstract

Despite the emerging importance of corpus linguistics and its great potential in facilitating language teaching and learning, a corpus-based linguistic approach still remains largely unknown to the majority of the professional teaching community. This project is based on a differentiation between corpus linguistic research and language pedagogy, where solutions are developed and implemented to facilitate language teaching/learning processes. This project has reduced such gaps through enhancing pre­service English teachers' corpus literacy using flipped learning facilitated by mobile technologies. A comprehensive and user-friendly corpus-based teaching and learning website is developed, and a flipped mobile training programme has been offered to both pre-service and in-service English teachers to help them develop a good corpus literacy and equip them with the skills to integrate a corpus-based approach into language classrooms. Finally, participants' achievement is evaluated in the context of real classroom teaching. This project utilises corpus research findings at different linguistic levels, and has the potential to generate tangible pedagogical products ( e.g., lesson plans and worksheets) that will benefit the large field of language education, as well as contribute significantly to the professional training of student English teachers from all three faculties by developing their corpus literacy. In addition, this project has helped developing students in the four core competencies: positive personality, positive work attitude, cooperation and teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Finally, this project has demonstrated how flipped learning enhanced by mobile technologies can be used effectively to deliver subject knowledge, which will be beneficial to all disciplines at the university.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Ma, Q., & Wang, L. (2020). Teaching development grants final and financial report: Enhancement of student learning outcomes: Developing pre-service and in-service English teachers’ corpus literacy using flipped learning enhanced by mobile technologies. Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Corpus literacy
  • Flipped learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Pre- and in-service teachers
  • Teacher training
  • TDG project code: T0212
  • Period: TDG 2018-2019
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report

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