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ERIC Number: EJ1051479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Peer Interaction: A Social Perspective towards the Development of Foreign Language Learning (Interacción entre pares: una perspectiva social hacia el desarrollo del aprendizaje en una lengua extranjera)
Gómez Lobatón, July Carolina
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v13 n1 p189-203 Apr 2011
This pedagogical innovation aims at discovering new ways of interaction that go beyond the unidirectional relationship that is presented in the classrooms most of the times. The innovation considers peers to be active agents in the construction of knowledge and proposes new ways to arrange groups in the classroom so that the arrangement can certainly contribute in the development of students' language learning process in a context in which English is not a priority. This study, which is being carried out with undergraduate students at a private university in Bogotá, considers the importance of new dynamics of interaction among students that might be the product of a process of meaning negotiation upon the language that is being learned in class, and what the product is of the interactions with other students that are supposed to deal with the same language level.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Carrera 30 No. 45-03 Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Colombia. Tel: +571-3165000 Ext.16780; Fax: +571-3165000 Ext.16780 or 16773; e-mail: rprofile_fchbog@unal.edu.co; Web site: http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/profile
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia