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ERIC Number: ED137780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Using Language to Organize Academic Experiences.
Chaplin, Miriam T.
The specific goal of language instruction at any level is to develop students' communicative abilities by increasing their awareness of necessary linguistic tools. The degree to which instructors in the English classroom are successful in attaining this specific goal is dependent on the ability of students to organize their experiences. College students, although generally capable of using all the language skills, represent many developmental levels. Instruction can assist them in developing these basic competencies to a productive level. In the classroom, several techniques can facilitate this process: students can be allowed time for the organization of thoughts before they read a selection or write a composition, discussion can be followed by a brief period of silent thought, and lectures can be paraphrased or annotated in the students' own language. Students in developmental language courses can benefit especially from an emphasis on the encouragement of higher-level cognitive operations. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (66th, Chicago, November 25-27, 1976)