Despite advancements in and availability of corpus software in language classrooms facilitating data-driven learning (DDL), the use of such methods with pre-tertiary learners remains rare. This book specifically explores the affordances of DDL for younger learners, testing its viability with teachers and students at the primary and secondary years of schooling. It features eminent and up-and-coming researchers from Europe, Asia, and Australasia who seek to address best practice in implementing DDL with younger learners, while providing a wealth of empirical findings and practical DDL activities ready for use in the pre-tertiary classroom.

Divided into three parts, the volume's first section focuses on overcoming emerging challenges for DDL with younger learners, including where and how DDL can be integrated into pre-tertiary curricula, as well as potential barriers to this integration. It then considers new, cutting-edge innovations in corpora and corpus software for use with younger learners in the second section, before reporting on actual DDL studies performed with younger learners (and/or their teachers) at the primary and secondary levels of education.

This book will appeal to post-graduate students, academics and researchers with interests in corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, primary and secondary literacy education, and language and educational technologies.

chapter 1|10 pages

Data-driven learning and younger learners

Introduction to the volume

part I|54 pages

Overcoming emerging challenges for DDL with younger learners

chapter 2|18 pages

A case for constructive alignment in DDL

Rethinking outcomes, practices, and assessment in (data-driven) language learning

chapter 3|16 pages

Data-driven learning in the secondary classroom

A critical evaluation from the perspective of foreign language didactics

part II|65 pages

Applying new DDL methods for younger learners

chapter 6|18 pages

The development of a multimodal corpus tool for young EFL learners

A case study on the integration of DDL in teacher education

chapter 7|24 pages

Query complexity and query refinement

Using Web search from a corpus perspective with digital natives

part III|99 pages

Infusing DDL into practice – new empirical findings from younger learners

chapter 9|21 pages

“It helps me get ideas on how to use my words”

Primary school students’ initial reactions to corpus use in a private tutoring setting

chapter 11|21 pages

Data-driven learning in a Greek secondary education setting

The implementation of a blended approach

chapter |2 pages