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Booktitle:

A Look at the Construction Zone

A Study of Peer Talk During Collaborative Tasks

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2011-03-17 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8443-1744-2

ISBN-10:
3844317449
EAN:
9783844317442
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The use of pairwork activities in language classrooms has been standard practice for many years now, but how does it actually help students advance in their learning? This book reports on an investigation into the learning processes of students in classrooms in a tertiary institution in Mexico. The study sought to go beyond the traditional foci of second language acquisition research, such as input and output and instead rely on a sociocultural framework to understand the link between language and thought. Students were recorded carrying out a variety of collaborative tasks and the data obtained was analysed to evaluate the quality of student interaction. Findings were shared with the students with the aim of promoting higher quality peer talk. The students were subsequently recorded doing further tasks. The results obtained indicate that peer talk is a powerful tool for the construction of knowledge.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Nigel Cundale
Number of pages:
96
Published on:
2011-03-17
Stock:
Available
Category:
Pedagogy
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
English language teaching, sociocultural theory, classroom research, student talk, pairwork

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