Taking the Initiative to Innovate

Pedagogies for Chinese as a Foreign Language

Robyn Moloney*, Hui Ling Xu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter frames the history and rationale for a research-based examination of new modes of teaching and learning within Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The chapter investigates the nature of innovative pedagogies, offers a brief overview of the history of the teaching of CFL, identifies the current challenges in CFL, and observes new developments emerging through recent CFL research publications. The chapter highlights three areas of teacher knowledge needed: understanding of learners, understanding of teachers themselves, and understanding of resources available which offer new opportunities. Integrating learner, teacher and technology, the chapter concludes with an overview of the studies in the volume. The chapter both disseminates innovative work being done in CFL, to create a greater circle of influence, and exemplifies an inclusive diversified and creative community of practice for CFL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEXPLORING INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
EditorsR. Moloney, H. L. Xu
Place of PublicationBerlin; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789812877727
ISBN (Print)9789812877710
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMultilingual Education
PublisherSPRINGER
Volume15
ISSN (Print)2213-3208

Keywords

  • TEACHER BELIEFS
  • TECHNOLOGY

Cite this

Moloney, R., & Xu, H. L. (2016). Taking the Initiative to Innovate: Pedagogies for Chinese as a Foreign Language. In R. Moloney, & H. L. Xu (Eds.), EXPLORING INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (pp. 1-17). (Multilingual Education; Vol. 15). Berlin; New York: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-772-7_1