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ERIC Number: ED419394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Pages: 15
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Reflexivity as a Learning Strategy in EFL.
Chi, Feng-ming
Reflexivity, defined as the self-applied process of learning, the use of self and others as active signs in the learning process, is examined through relevant literature in English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) instruction. When EFL learners are encouraged to stand back and examine the way they learn and why they learn this way, reflexivity naturally emerges. Four perspectives related to how EFL learners use reflexivity as a powerful learning strategy to read and write are: (1) reflexivity in personal experiences, (2) reflexivity and the verbal self-report method, (3) reflexivity in shared inquiry, and (4) time for reflexivity. Examples from a study of how EFL learners at different linguistic levels used each of these approaches are presented, clearly indicating that use of reflexivity changes EFL learners' perspectives on their learning, which in turn propels the learning process. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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