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ERIC Number: EJ1055224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
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ISSN: EISSN-1695-2618
Sustainability in CALL Learning Environments: A Systemic Functional Grammar Approach
McDonald, Peter
The EUROCALL Review, v22 n2 p3-18 Sep 2014
This research aims to define a sustainable resource in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). In order for a CALL resource to be sustainable it must work within existing educational curricula. This feature is a necessary prerequisite of sustainability because, despite the potential for educational change that digitalization has offered since the nineteen nineties, curricula in traditional educational institutions have not fundamentally changed, even as we move from a pre-digital society towards a digital society. Curricula have failed to incorporate CALL resources because no agreed-upon pedagogical language enables teachers to discuss CALL classroom practices. Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) can help to provide this language and bridge the gap between the needs of the curriculum and the potentiality of CALL-based resources. This paper will outline how SFG principles can be used to create a pedagogical language for CALL and it will give practical examples of how this language can be used to create sustainable resources in classroom contexts.
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). EUROCALL Headquarters, School of Modern Languages, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland, UK. Tel: +34-67-943-1283; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org/publications/review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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