Qualitative Perspectives on Context, Instruction and Learning
Course Number: 82-388A
This course asks two central questions: 1) How do we capture language learning outcomes that aren't measurable quantitatively?; and 2) How do we understand the relationship between context, instruction, and second language learning? To answer these questions, we will examine research and its practical applications from a variety of qualitative traditions (e.g., ethnography, discourse analysis, qualitative interviews, diary studies) that has been carried out in a wide range of contexts, including classroom settings, study abroad, technology-enhanced environments, and informal learning 'in the wild.' Assessments include: homework assignments, class discussions of readings, and a final project.