2007년 3월 27일 화요일
While I’m reading this chapter, the lecture by Dr. Crookes in Hawaii was reminded in my mind, which was related with this topic, critical applied linguistics and pedagogy. In that time, it was unfamiliar but was very fresh, attractive and worthwhile topic to think about. Crookes encourages us to have ability to collect and analyze for empirical evidences. He also mentioned about the disciplinary knowledge on the basis of historical, cultural, and socio-cultural differences. He kept emphasizing that teachers should have critical views since there are many differences in class, gender, geography, race, and culture and develop critical social theory. And I was very impressed when I’m taught about the teacher research; action research. I felt teacher research in the real field, in the class should be done actively since the theory from the research is sometimes far from the view of teacher in the professional practice. Teachers should observe the class, do the documents, and collect data to get the real issue and problem; we need to do action as a teacher for our students.