ERIC Number: ED255058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Guided Design in Foreign Language Education: Its Potential as a Viable Model, Method, and Conversation Strategy.
Campbell, Christine M.
The guided design (GD) approach is an instructional strategy that gears instruction specifically to the learner's long- and short-term objectives and has potential for foreign language instruction. It is based on Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives and has two goals: to teach the materials corresponding to the objectives, and to develop the skills necessary to make effective decisions for practical application of the theory to be learned. GD's structural emphasis is on monitored decision-making procedures. Its application in second language instruction, in a Purdue University pilot study in French 203, confirmed that GD is a viable approach to take with college students between the novice-high and intermediate-low proficiency levels. Application at a lower level could present problems due to students' lack of lexical, syntactic, and phonetic knowledge, but a simplified variation could be designed for this group. The organization of a GD language and/or conversation course could include either partial or exclusive application of the approach. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guided Design; Purdue University IN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (16th, Chicago, IL, April 26-28, 1984).