ERIC Number: ED192553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Mastery of Grammar Rules in Foreign Language Learning. Some Experimental Work Based on the Vygotskian Model.
The research discussed here, primarily that of P.J. Gal'perin and his associates at the University of Moscow, is an experimental demonstration of basic tenets of Vygotsky's theory. According to Gal'perin, grammatical knowledge is formed first by teaching the students material grammatical actions; these actions are ultimately to become mental actions. These mental actions are developed by passing through a series of stages in which the action takes successively different shapes, that is, material, verbal, and mental shapes. The teaching strategies developed by Gal'perin are discussed in some detail. Further discussion is devoted to a series of experiments in which use is made of: (1) visual models which materialize the grammatical structure underlying the concept of verb aspect in Russian, and (2) an activity algorithm which serves as a recipe for the performance of the given task. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vygotsky (Lev S)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, 1980).