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Reinders, H., Ryan, S., & Nakamura, S. (Eds.). (2019). Innovation in language learning and teaching: The case of Japan. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Innovation in Japan

The book
This book examines a wide range of innovations in language learning and teaching in Japan. Each of the chapters describes the impetus for a change or new development in a particular context, from early childhood to adult learning, details its implementation and provides an evaluation of its success. In doing so, they provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in innovating language education from teaching practice in formal classroom settings, to self-directed learning beyond the classroom, and offer recommendations to enhance language education in Japan and beyond. The book will be of interest to scholars of applied linguistics and language development, and in particular to those involved in managing change in language education that attempts to mediate between global trends and local needs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Scope of Innovation in Japanese Language Education Hayo Reinders, Sachiko Nakamura, and Stephen Ryan

Chapter 2. English in Japan in an era of global uncertainty Philip Seargeant

Chapter 3. CLIL in comparison with PPP: A ‘revolution’ in ELT by competency-based language education Makoto Ikeda

Chapter 4. Innovations in elementary classrooms: Integrating the teaching of English, history, and peace linguistics Noriko Ishihara, Terumi Orihashi, and Zachary Clark

Chapter 5. Inviting children’s views for designing digital game tasks Yuko Goto Butler

Chapter 6. Learning across generations: A small-scale initiative Stephen Ryan and Kay Irie

Chapter 7. It’s Your Turn: EFL Teaching and Learning with Tabletop Games James York, Jonathan deHaan, and Peter Hourdequin

Chapter 8. What Does “Teaching English as a Lingua Franca” Mean? Insights from University ELF Instructors’ Voices Ayako Suzuki

Chapter 9. Developing a Foreign Language Geragogy: Teaching Innovations for Older Learners

Danya Ramírez-Gómez

Chapter 10. Self-Access Learning and Advising: Promoting Language Learner Autonomy Beyond the Classroom Jo Mynard

Chapter 11. An Insider’s View: Launching a University Program Kay Irie

Chapter 12. Innovating with the “The Collaborative Social” in Japan Tim Murphey

Chapter 13. An Innovative Approach to In-service Teacher Training for Teaching English at Japanese Public Elementary Schools Maiko Ikeda, Hiroyuki Imai, and Osamu Takeuchi

Chapter 14. Innovation in Japan: Looking to the Future Stephen Ryan, Sachiko Nakamura, and Hayo Reinders