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ERIC Number: ED274172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Affect in the "Communicative" Classroom: A Model.
Acton, William
Recent research on affective variables and classroom second language learning suggests that: (1) affective variables are context-sensitive in at least two ways; (2) attitudes are contagious, and the general attitude of students can be influenced from various directions; (3) research in pragmatics, discourse analysis, and communicative functions related to dealing with emotion, will provide a better understanding of the language of expressing emotions and attitudes in this and other cultures and languages; and (4) any expression of affect is a symbolic, cognitive activity. Attitude, motivation, and affect must be seen as important components of one's theory of second language acquisition and pedagogy, but should not be treated as conceptually preceding or relatively independent of cognition and cognitive-behavioral outcomes. The affective domain should be seen as subsumed within a more cognition-centered psychological theory and the communicative curriculum. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: On TESOL '84. A Brave New World for TESOL. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18th, Houston, Texas, March 6-11, 1984); see FL 016 005. Expanded version of a paper entitled "Applications of Attitude Research to the ESL Classroom" presented at the TESOL Convention (Houston, TX, 1984).