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ERIC Number: EJ875349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
An Update of ADELEX: Developing the Lexical Competence of Spanish University Students through ICT in the ESHE
Jaen, Maria Moreno; Basanta, Carmen Perez
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v23 n1 p59-85 Feb 2010
The educational experience related over the following pages is the result of several research projects undertaken after an evaluation of the vocabulary size of final year English philology students at the University of Granada (Spain), who were found to have a significant deficiency in their lexical competence. In view of the results obtained, which, amongst other things, demonstrated a clear cut lexical shortfall for future teachers of English, a group of lecturers from the same department formed the research group ADELEX and designed a semi-virtual course to redress this perceived deficit. The initiative was to become one of the first subjects to be sanctioned under the auspices of the Centre for Virtual Learning at the University of Granada (CEVUG). Later on, this online learning experience joined the Andalusian Virtual Campus (Campus Andaluz Virtual) and the new ADELEX was transformed into a fully virtual course, which obviously gave the project a wider scope. In its present incarnation, this updated version of ADELEX has a twofold purpose. On the one hand, its aim is to research into the nature of lexis (i.e. lexicology, semantics, pedagogical lexicography, phraseology etc.) as well as to focus on state-of-the-art digital methodology to solve real and meaningful problems that promote linguistic interaction in addition to autonomous and cooperative learning. On the other hand, it seeks to question Spanish university education on three fronts: (i) the integration and pedagogical use of new technologies in university pedagogy; (ii) European convergence and the implementation of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System); and (iii) educational innovation aimed at bridging the gap between the university and the reality confronting students both in social and vocational contexts. Finally, this learning experience has been awarded the European Label for Pedagogic Innovation by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Education, and is funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation within the National Research Programme. (Contains 4 tables, 19 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain