Edited By Manuel Jiménez Raya and Lies Sercu
Manuel Jimenez Raya and Lies Sercu: Concluding remarks
Concluding remarks Manuel J imenez Raya, University of Granada Lies Sercu, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven It is teachers, who, in the end, will change the world of the classroom by understanding it ( Stenhouse, 1 975) This book has presented various theoretical reflections, case studies and reports on a number of teacher educationldevelopment projects directed at teacher de velopment in the areas of learner autonomy, intercultural competence and com puter-assisted learning. These three aspects currently occupy centre stage in lan guage teaching methodological discussions and language teacher education. So ciety demands that young people be educated for I ife-Iong learning in a multi cultural, international and digital world . From our perspective, the interest in these fields can serve as a thriving force and a renewed interest in teacher profes sional development. Teacher education is already trying to find new approaches to help teachers become familiar with these issues from a methodological per spective . One of the reasons for this interest being the fact that the way students are taught does make a difference. The changes expected of the educational sector, of schools and teachers are substantial . They do not merely concern the adding on of one or two new teach ing techniques, but require a fundamental rethinking of the roles of teachers and learners, of curricular contents and of the organisation of teaching, for example with respect to the time and place of learning, the nature of the learning tasks, or the size of learning groups . The success of the innovation of...
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