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ERIC Number: EJ893316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Developing Competencies for Using the Interactive Whiteboard to Implement Communicative Language Teaching in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom
Cutrin Schmid, Euline
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v19 n2 p159-172 Jul 2010
This paper discusses the findings of a case study conducted with an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher at a German secondary school. This case study is part of a research project that investigates the new competencies that EFL teachers need to acquire in order to be able to use the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to develop their practice, informed by a socio-cognitive approach to computer-assisted language learning. The findings point towards various competencies developed by the teacher as she integrated the technology into her teaching, namely: (a) the ability to design IWB-based materials which support opportunities for learner interaction with the whiteboard and with the learning content; (b) the appropriate management of interaction around IWBs in a way that ensures all learners are provided with opportunities to become actively involved; and (c) the ability to find the "right balance" of technology use. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany