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ERIC Number: EJ1235256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
Connecting the Language Classroom and "The Wild": Re-Enactments of Language Use Experiences
Lilja, Niina; Piirainen-Marsh, Arja
Applied Linguistics, v40 n4 p594-623 Aug 2019
Using multimodal conversation analysis, this article analyses language learning as an "in situ" process during a teacher-assigned, experientially based pedagogical activity. The activity involved a three-part pedagogical structure, where learners first prepared for and then participated in real-life service encounters, and later reflected on their experiences back in the classroom. The analysis details how the co-constructed telling sequences through which novice second language users re-enact their experiences create an occasion for language-focused activity. We argue that the actions through which the participants display and sustain an orientation to an interactional practice as an object of learning make visible a learning project. The findings illuminate the practices through which language-focused activity is initiated, sustained, and managed to enable "in situ" learning. They also show how re-enactments function in storytelling and display a novice learner's interactional competence. Finally, the findings illustrate how experiences gained in everyday social activities can be 'harvested and reflected upon' (Wagner 2015: 77) in the classroom and contribute to recent initiatives to develop teaching practices that support learning in-the-wild.
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Language: English
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