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Jordana Garbati

Bio: Jordana Garbati is an academic researcher from Wilfrid Laurier University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Language education & Academic writing. The author has an hindex of 6, co-authored 9 publications receiving 84 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe how this long-term art-making practice has influenced the personal and professional lives of the team, based on semi-standardized interviews with six participants and one observer of the group.
Abstract: Beginning in the summer of 2002, a Queen’s University arts education research team has met weekly for art-making sessions. This research paper describes how this long-term art-making practice has influenced the personal and professional lives of the team, based on semi-standardized interviews with six participants and one observer of the art-making group. Several key themes arose from the analysis, including the growth and deepening of relationships amongst participants, the sense of losing track of time while engaged in art-making, and the importance of art-making sessions bringing a temporary reprive from work-related demands. These themes resonate strongly with the scholarly literature and empirical work on embodied knowing, creativity, and non-formal adult learning. IJEA Vol. 9 No. 4 http://www.ijea.org/v9n4/ 2

21 citations

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TL;DR: A review of the literature in the areas of oral proficiency, academic language development, and L2 teaching and learning strategies is presented in this article, where practical suggestions for L2 teachers that are connected to the findings of research are offered throughout the paper.
Abstract: There are many avenues of research in the field of second language (L2) acquisition. One that continues to be of great importance to researchers but also teachers is the development of students’ oral proficiency skills. Research regarding effective teaching and learning strategies to aid L2 oral development has garnered much attention, yet a clear set of “best practices” remains absent. In an attempt to bring to the forefront some effective strategies for L2 oral skill development, we undertook a review of the literature in the areas of oral proficiency, academic language development, and L2 teaching and learning strategies. As our review presents research findings from various contexts around the world, our aim is not to provide a one-size-fits-all approach to improving students’ L2 oral proficiency but to share issues from research that can and do inform teaching practice. Practical suggestions for L2 teachers that are connected to the findings of research are offered throughout the paper.

21 citations

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30 Mar 2016
TL;DR: In this article, the reflections of two individuals who took part in studies abroad and remain engaged in multicultural education and in the instruction and research of second language acquisition were analyzed through open coding, and four major themes surfaced from their data analysis: language and culture; academics; identity; and lasting impact.
Abstract: Researchers in the field of study abroad have focused on language, identity construction, and motivation, yet few studies have shown its lasting impact on participants. This article contains the reflections of two individuals who took part in studies abroad and remain engaged in multicultural education and in the instruction and research of second language acquisition. We review the literature in the area of study abroad, then discuss the suitability of using a collaborative autoethnography (CAE) approach, defined as "the study of self collectively" (CHANG, WAMBURA NGUNJIRI & HERNANDEZ, 2013, p.11) for this project. We analyzed our data, which are in the form of reflective narratives and archived e-mails, through open coding, based on grounded theory methodology (see CORBIN & STRAUSS, 2015). Four major themes surfaced from our data analysis: language and culture; academics; identity; and lasting impact. Finally, we compare our experiences, identify some of the lasting effects of our time abroad, and consider both the practical and theoretical implications of the research. This research has been useful for us to understand CAE and the lasting effects of study abroad experiences on students who become language teachers. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1602238

15 citations

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TL;DR: This article examined the extent to which graduate students are co-authors in these publications and what role this collaboration takes, and discussed the implications for collaboration with and between graduate students in the field of education.
Abstract: Professional collaboration in academia is valued because it is believed to encourage the generation and synthesis of ideas, to enhance workplace environments, and to comprise a key element in mentoring practices. Collaboration in writing is often of two types: formal co-authorship or informal commentary on colleagues’ work. Formal co-authorship is a topic that usually draws more attention for its problems and potential controversies than for its putative benefits. In our study, we examined professional academic co-authorship. Focusing on the field of education, we identified four research sub-fields (general education, educational psychology, language studies, and literacy studies) and analysed academic peer-reviewed journals from each of these sub-fields to establish how much collaboration exists in published articles. We then examined the extent to which graduate students are co-authors in these publications and what role this collaboration takes. Implications for collaboration with and between graduate students are discussed.

15 citations

01 Jan 2013
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a Table of Contents, Table of Contents, and Table of TABLES (table of contents) with a list of abbreviations for each column.
Abstract: ............................................................................................................................. ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS..................................................................................................... iv TABLE OF CONTENTS......................................................................................................... vi LIST OF TABLES.................................................................................................................... x LIST OF APPENDICES......................................................................................................... xii LIST OF ACRONYMS ......................................................................................................... xiii CHAPTER

11 citations


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TL;DR: As an example of how the current "war on terrorism" could generate a durable civic renewal, Putnam points to the burst in civic practices that occurred during and after World War II, which he says "permanently marked" the generation that lived through it and had a "terrific effect on American public life over the last half-century."
Abstract: The present historical moment may seem a particularly inopportune time to review Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam's latest exploration of civic decline in America. After all, the outpouring of volunteerism, solidarity, patriotism, and self-sacrifice displayed by Americans in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks appears to fly in the face of Putnam's central argument: that \"social capital\" -defined as \"social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them\" (p. 19)'has declined to dangerously low levels in America over the last three decades. However, Putnam is not fazed in the least by the recent effusion of solidarity. Quite the contrary, he sees in it the potential to \"reverse what has been a 30to 40-year steady decline in most measures of connectedness or community.\"' As an example of how the current \"war on terrorism\" could generate a durable civic renewal, Putnam points to the burst in civic practices that occurred during and after World War II, which he says \"permanently marked\" the generation that lived through it and had a \"terrific effect on American public life over the last half-century.\" 3 If Americans can follow this example and channel their current civic

5,309 citations

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TL;DR: Dornyei, Zoltan (2007)Research Methods in Applied LinguisticsOxford: Oxford University Press; as discussed by the authors 978-0-19-442258-1.336 paginas
Abstract: Dornyei, Zoltan (2007) Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Oxford: Oxford University Press ISBN-13: 978-0-19-442258-1 336 paginas Edicion en ingles

532 citations

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Yan Xiao1
01 Feb 2014-System

521 citations