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ERIC Number: EJ1103179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Developing Illustrative Descriptors of Aspects of Mediation for the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): A Council of Europe Project
North, Brian; Piccardo, Enrica
Language Teaching, v49 n3 p455-459 Jul 2016
The notion of mediation has been the object of growing interest in second language education in recent years. The increasing awareness of the complex nature of the process of learning--and teaching--stretches our collective reflection towards less explored areas. In mediation, the immediate focus is on the role of language in processes like creating the space and conditions for communication and/or learning, constructing and co-constructing new meaning, and/or passing on information, whilst simplifying, elaborating, illustrating or otherwise adapting input in order to facilitate the process concerned. At a deeper level though, the notion of mediation embraces a broader spectrum of dimensions and connotations. Mediation has been defined as a "nomadic notion" (Lenoir 1996) insomuch as it is at the core of a variety of scientific disciplines and the term "mediation" is used in different senses in different contexts.
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Language: English
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