Theories of education and learning

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Teaching seems to be quite resistant to theoretical interventions. I believe this is because what happens in institutional classrooms and teaching contexts is captured in "rigidity traps" as part of very complex social systems. However, there is no shortage of theory about what language teachers should do. Here we can identify some sub-categories:

  1. general theories of the role of schooling and the teacher
  2. general theories of learning
  3. general theories about language
  4. theories specifically about language learning
  5. theories about English for Academic Purposes