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ERIC Number: EJ945458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Beliefs as Conceptualizing Activity: A Dialectical Approach for the Second Language Classroom
Negueruela-Azarola, Eduardo
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v39 n3 p359-369 Sep 2011
The present article presents an understanding of beliefs as conceptualizing activity from a Vygotskyan dialectical perspective. The proposals I develop here, emerging from a contextual understanding of development, aim to help us reconsider in pedagogical terms the specific relationships between beliefs and actions and the nature of beliefs as dialectical language-mediated consciousness. Understanding beliefs as dialectical conceptualizations calls for rethinking teaching and learning as a developmental activity. It also illuminates a specific research methodology, semiogenesis, which captures the orienting power of beliefs as conceptualizing activity in the classroom. To illustrate a conceptual approach to beliefs as sociocultural tools of the mind, three basic examples of a conceptual task for in-service teachers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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