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ERIC Number: EJ1118256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
RIDEing Vocabulary: Using Etienne Wenger's Community of Practice Theory to Master Word Use
Schiera, Rachel
Childhood Education, v92 n6 p476-482 2016
Students' success in vocabulary learning is best gauged by authentic use of the targeted vocabulary in conversation and writing tasks. A vocabulary teaching approach that emphasizes meaningful repetition, relationship building, and concrete experiences encourages language development. This article explores a multi-age, multi-grade learning environment in an international school setting in Oman in the Middle East, where students' word study gradually departed from vocabulary identified as necessary according to age- and grade-level based materials and moved instead to focus on vocabulary that students needed to more appropriately describe their unique experiences in their community of practice (CoP).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman
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