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ERIC Number: EJ1087531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Plays Well with Others: A Study of EFL Learner Reciprocity in Action
Ozkose-Biyik, Cagri; Meskill, Carla
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v49 n4 p787-813 Dec 2015
Classroom observation studies suggest that the teacher-calculus is complex and sensitive to learner behaviors. In language education, this becomes particularly important due to strong emphasis on productive interpersonal interaction. This study set out to understand what constitutes positive learning behaviors in an EFL context. The construct of learner reciprocity (Feuerstein, Feuerstein, Falik, & Rand, 2002; Lidz, 1991; Poehner, 2008; van der Aalsvoort & Lidz, 2002) was employed in analyzing classroom, interview, focus group, and research journal data amassed over a 2.5-month period. Two focal students, one more reciprocal case and one less reciprocal case, provided contrasting data sets that exemplify the presence and absence of learner reciprocity. Contrasting illustrations of learner reciprocity in action as a component of understanding language teaching and learning are presented and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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