This book tracks the development of Exploratory Practice since the early 1990s as an original form of practitioner research in the field of English language teaching.
Drawing on case studies, vignettes and narratives from teachers and learners around the world as they experienced Exploratory Practice in their different contexts, Hanks examines the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the Exploratory Practice framework and asks what the principles really mean in practice.
For language professionals considering investigating their classrooms and their teaching/learning practices rigorously and thoughtfully, this book breaks new ground, arguing for a fresh perspective: (exploratory) practice-as-research. Judith Hanks is Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Leeds, UK.
Her work bridges specialist areas in language teacher education, intercultural communication, TESOL and EAP.