ERIC Number: EJ919698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Processing Instruction and Meaning-Based Output Instruction: A Response to Keating and Farley (2008)
VanPatten, Bill; Farmer, Jeffrey L.; Clardy, Caleb L.
Hispania, v92 n1 p116-126 Mar 2009
Research on Processing Instruction (PI) has yielded consistently positive results across a variety of measures. In addition, in comparison to other instructional interventions, PI tends to yield superior results. The one difference is comparative research with Meaning-based Output Instruction (MOI) in which in a number of studies, MOI is seen to be as good as PI in terms of group performance on certain tasks. The present study is a partial replication of one such study: Keating and Farley (2008). We compared three groups--PI, MOI, and Control--on two measures using a pretest/posttest/delayed posttest design. Our results do not replicate Keating and Farley's and instead resemble more those of original research on PI and traditional instruction (e.g., Van-Patten and Cadiemo, 1993). We discuss our findings in relation to the nature of MOI.
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Input, Language Processing, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Replication (Evaluation)
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