TELT
Follow
Find tag "scaffolding"
32.5K views | +17 today
TELT
Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
Curated by Shona Whyte
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Triadic Interaction in Young Learner EFL Classrooms: Virtual Windows of Opportunity : Asian EFL Journal

Triadic Interaction in Young Learner EFL Classrooms: Virtual Windows of Opportunity : Asian EFL Journal | TELT | Scoop.it

Timothy Brockley's 2012 MA thesis (Anaheim, directed by K Bailey):

"There are scores of young EFL learners who struggle with English all across the globe. One approach to resolving this problem is to engage these learners in triadic interaction. As defined in this thesis, triadic interaction is the interaction between teacher, learners and audio-visual, computer-based activities presented on a screen. An attempt is made to document, analyze and interpret this form of interaction in a Korean young learner EFL context using a competitive game lesson format. Further, the learners themselves were consulted, employing a questionnaire, in order to elicit their opinions regarding triadic interaction and competitive games. While the results are mixed regarding actual observed triadic interaction, the learners in this study expressed positive views in terms of engaging in computer screen competitive game lessons. Further research models are suggested and concluding remarks on the complexity of the research model are offered."

 

Free registration to Asian EFL Journal required for access to PDF.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Interesting application of Meskill's 2005 analytical framework for analysing teacher-learner-computer interactions, involving triadic scaffolding and triadic discourse (http://llt.msu.edu/vol9num1/meskill/default.html)

 

Brockley looked a large-screen work with young Korean EFL learners.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Film Circles: Scaffolding Speaking for EFL Students

Shona Whyte:

A 2012 article in English Teaching Forum by Crissa Stephens, with Rocio Ascencio, Ana Luisa Burgos, Tatiana Diaz, Jimena Montenegro, and Christian Valenzuela describing an action research project for group work on a film viewing activity.


A clear description of class activities including the roles ascribed to each learner to ensure maximum participation and learning, many of which are relevant to other topics and teaching contexts.

more...
No comment yet.