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ERIC Number: ED067957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-18
Pages: 23
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The Foreign-Language Student as a Social Creature: The Use of Groups in the Foreign-Language Classroom.
Strasheim, Lorraine A.
Pedagogical and psychological implications of group instruction in the foreign language classroom are explored in this article. Discussion of Lorraine E. Heard's study, "Foreign Language and the Group Context: Expanded Student Roles," contrasts the classical objectives of language instruction ("purposive,""cognitive," and "concerned with input and output") with a broader series of objectives more directly concerned with the affective domain of student growth. Specific examples illustrating methods of expanding student roles in groups are provided in four types of activities: (1) mastery building, (2) oral compositions, (3) tutorial remediation, and (4) cross-level sharing. A second article by Anthony Papalia and Joseph Zampogna, "An Experiment in Individualized Instruction through Small Group Interaction," is also discussed. Several approaches are examined, including: (1) the wheel, (2) pairing, (3) inner-outer circle, and (4) triads, quartets, and quintets. (RL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Whitewater Foreign Language Conference, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, March 18, 1972