ERIC Number: ED366184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Task, Group, and Task-Group Interactions.
Long, Michael H.
It is proposed that "method" is not a relevant construct for fostering change in the second language classroom, and that concern with specific methods can divert educators' attention from important instructional issues. Teachers usually organize instruction around tasks rather than methods, and therefore it would be more useful to analyze, research, and evaluate the tasks to discover the features that promote language teaching and learning. However, it is argued that for this to be a successful approach, careful attention must be given to the judicious use of group work, to the kinds of tasks teachers and learners work on, and to optimal combinations of task type and group. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In Sarinee, Anivan, Ed. Language Teaching Methodology for the Nineties. Anthology Series 24; see FL 021 739.