Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment: Key Approaches, Technology Tools, and Frameworks, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Key Approaches, Technology Tools, and Frameworks, 1st Edition

Edited by Gulbahar Beckett, Tammy Slater


316 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation and research. Taking its cue from the conclusions drawn from project-based learning more broadly, which point to the impact of project-based work on learning and development, discourse socialization, subject engagement, and collaborative skills, the book highlights how these discussions might be extended and enhanced within the context of language learning. The volume begins with discussions of philosophical and theoretical models of PBLL and is followed by case studies from contributors from a range of learning contexts and geographic regions which demonstrate these models in practice, with a focus on the implementation of technology in such instances. The book also introduces resources for aligning projects with government standards in the classroom but also frameworks for researching and assessing PBLL. This comprehensive collection is essential reading for students and researchers in language learning and teaching, language education, curriculum design, and applied linguistics. 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Philosophical foundation, theoretical approaches, and research gaps

Gulbahar H. Beckett, Tammy Slater, and Bernard Mohan

Chapter 2: Researching Project-based Learning: A Review and a Look Ahead at Form and Function in Writing

Chiew Hong Ng, Yin Ling Cheung, Weiyu Zhang, and Hari Jang


Chapter 3: Translanguaging in Project-based Language Learning

James Carpenter and Sawako Matsugu

Chapter 4: Project-based Learning in the Advanced German Class: Integrated Content and Language Learning

Roswita Dressler, Bernadette Raedler, Kristina Dimitrov, Anja Dressler, and Garrett Krause

Chapter 5: Plagues Infecting a Medical School: A Case for Authentic Video Games to Promote Motivation, Engagement, and Acquisition

Barnabas J. Martin

Chapter 6: Students Co-learning Linguistics through PBL: A Cross-cultural Telecollaborative Implementation

Aysel Sarıcaoğlu and Joseph Geluso

Chapter 7: ‘What do you Zinc about the Project?’ Examples of Language Learning through Technology-enhanced Project-based Language Learning

Melinda Dooly and Dolors Masats

Chapter 8: Bridging Cross-cultural Teaching Practices with Technology-enriched PBLL in Chinese as a Foreign Language Education

Juanjuan Zhao



Chapter 9: A Framework for Learning with Digital Resources: Applications for Project-based Language Learning

J. Elliot Casal and Dawn Bikowski

Chapter 10: The Knowledge Framework: An Organizational Tool for Highlighting the "LL" in Technology-integrated PBLL

Tammy Slater

Chapter 11: Using the Knowledge Framework and Genre Pedagogy for Technology-enhanced Form-Function Project-based Language Learning

Jesse Gleason and Stephanie Link

Chapter 12: A Research-based Framework for Assessing Technology-infused PBLL

Mo Chen and Roz R. Hirch

Chapter 13: Altering the View of Language Instruction in Project-based Learning:

Examining the Bilingual Teachers’ Unit Design Experience

Annie Camey Kuo, Paul S. Sutton, Elizabeth Wright, and Bobbie Miller

Chapter 14: Beyond Exams: Research-based Dynamic, Technology-mediated, Project-based Framework for Meaningful Language Learning in a Secondary EFL Setting in China

John Liang, Feifei Xie, and Mengchan Gao

About the Editors

Gulbahar H. Beckett is a Professor at Iowa State University. She has conducted numerous studies and published widely including on project-based second/foreign language acquisition and socialization; content-based second/foreign language education; Language policies; Technology integrated teaching and learning; Academic language and literacy socialization, and globalization.

Tammy Slater, an Associate professor at Iowa State University, researches primarily using analytic methods drawn from Systemic Functional Linguistics. She has published widely on the development of academic language through content-based and project-based teaching and learning, particularly as these inform the field of education for English language learners.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Applied Linguistics

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General