ERIC Number: ED061807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Question Generation by First Graders: A Heuristic Model.
This paper describes the design and practical application of a program called "Listening" which has been developed to help young learners of English as a second language gain some strategies for comprehension in their new language. The long-range goal of the program is to develop the learner's active involvement in thinking about the facts he listens to, in applying language and thinking processes which help him comprehend and retain the salient features of a message which often exceed the explicit facts, and then in thinking more about them. Inquiry is the principal device of the program. The children learn to ask relevant, appropriate, and substantial questions, and to value such inquiry by actually engaging in the activity. Question-asking acts as the pivot from second language learning to learning in the second language. A description of the program is provided, with remarks on the objectives and characteristics of the various states of the program. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comprehension, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Grade 1, Inquiry, Intellectual Development, Language Programs, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Mexican Americans, Second Language Learning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: In "Conference on Child Language," preprints of papers presented at the Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 22-24, 1971, p119-138