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ERIC Number: ED491473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Integrating Computers in the English Language Arts Classroom based on Vygotsky's Theory
Wang, Jenny; Fang, Yuehchiu; Lai, Shu Chuan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2005)
This study is to elaborate the implementation of computer and Vygotskian view of learning in an effort to explore how to properly integrate computers into the curriculum development for English language arts classroom and maximize each child's learning potential. With computers as natural tools for learning in a setting of collaborative learning environment, young children could gain the ability to carry out specific tasks that replicate real-life experiences. Through the use of computer tool and the local environment in which contains dialectical interaction relationship among peers and instructors, children effectively developed their language proficiencies and computer could be particularly useful tools for enhancing social and language skills. Classroom observation, checklist, and questionnaire were conducted to determine the study purpose. Based on the positive findings, the combination of instructional strategies is continued. (Contains 2 figures.) [In: Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2005 (pp. 2153-2157). Chesapeake, WA: AACE.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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