Contemporary ELT Strategies in Engineering Pedagogy
Theory and Practice
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This book explores innovative pedagogical practices and teaching and learning strategies in the engineering curriculum for empowered learning.
It highlights the urgency for developing specific skill sets among students that meet the current market recruitment needs. The authors present a detailed framework for fostering a higher level of competence in students especially in their communication skills, their knowledge of media and technology tools, and their leadership skills. The book offers examples of new and effective teaching strategies including cognitive, metacognitive, and socio-affective strategies which align well with the existing and evolving technical curriculum.
The book will be of interest to teachers, students, and researchers of education, engineering, and higher education. It will also be useful for English language teachers, educators, and curriculum developers.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Developing competency and skills 1. Need for remodeling the engineering curriculum 2. Integrated practice of learning strategies in the engineering curriculum Part II: Communication Skills 3. Bridging the Skills Gap in Technical Education 4. Task-based language teaching to foster greater communication skills Part III: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills 5. Teaching LSRW Skills through the Test, Teach, Test (TTT) Method 6. Integrating the Sub-skills of LSWR for ESL Learners Part IV: English for Specific Purposes (ESP) 7. Value Addition to the Communication Course 8. Poetry in the Engineering Curriculum 9. Incorporating Thinking Skills in the Engineering Curriculum Part V: Approaches and Strategies 10. Pedagogical strategies in improving ESL learners’ speaking proficiency 11. Teaching speaking in Indian ESL classrooms 12. Improving reading proficiency in ESL learners Part VI: Digital Education 13. Techno-mediated teaching of English for engineers: perceived threats and hidden opportunities 14. Integration of Zone of proximal development (ZPD) and ICTs in language learning Part VII: Teacher Education 15. Towards designing a module for INSET 16. Reflective practice for teachers in the post-method era. Appendix A and B. Index.
S. Mekala is an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.
Geetha R is a research scholar who completed her PhD research focusing on the augmentation of learners’ writing skill, in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.