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Jauregi, Kristi; Melchor-Couto, Sabela – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The TeCoLa project promotes telecollaboration to foster meaningful foreign language learning particularly in secondary schools throughout Europe. In 2018, a number of pilot experiences are being conducted. This paper focusses on one of these pilot experiences, where learners from a Dutch secondary school and a Spanish primary school…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Secondary School Students
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Pardoel, Bart; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi; Athanasiou, Androulla – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper contributes to a better understanding of the affordances of gamification in Foreign or Second Language (FL/L2) education, specifically in the context of a secondary school. An Exploratory Research (ER) was conducted, aiming to examine how gamification affects secondary school learners' experience in the FL/L2 classroom. A six-week…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students, Educational Games, Educational Technology
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Janssen, Heleen J.; Bruinsma, Gerben J. N.; Dekovic, Maja; Eichelsheim, Veroni I. – Youth & Society, 2018
Although spending time in criminogenic settings is increasingly recognized as an explanation for adolescent delinquency, little is known about its determinants. The current study aims to examine the extent to which (change in) self-control and (change in) delinquent attitudes relate to (change in) time spent in criminogenic settings, and the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Control, Delinquency, Attitudes
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kester, Liesbeth; Janssen, Caressa; de Jonge, Mario; Louws, Monika; Post, Lysanne; Lockhorst, Ditte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Personalizing learning with technology in secondary schools might be a way to diffuse innovations in both technology and education at the same time. In the current study, personalizing learning with technology is studied from three perspectives: teacher, learner and technology. Data about the implementation and evaluation of the interventions in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Education
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Jauregi, Kristi; Melchor-Couto, Sabela – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The Erasmus+ TeCoLa project (2016-2019) aims to develop and test innovative gamified telecollaboration approaches for secondary schools that address issues of learning diversity in intercultural and Content Integrated Language Learning (CLIL) and teaching. Authentic task-based transnational interactions among peers from different socio-cultural,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Second Language Learning, Telecommunications, Multicultural Education
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Jauregi, Kristi – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The present paper describes a case study on the effects of telecollaborative games on learners' motivation. 12 learners from a Dutch and a British secondary school participated in the study. Different games, which included gamification elements, were developed on OpenSim. The overall educational goals of the games were to enhance cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Whyte, Shona; Gijsen, Linda – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Telecollaborative research often focuses on intercultural objectives rather than language learning, and highlights limitations due to technical difficulties and poor task design. This study redresses the balance by focusing on language and learner interaction in an exchange involving the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners of 35 secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Melchor-Couto, Sabela; Jauregi, Kristi – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper explores the role of coaching in enhancing teachers' key competences for integrating Telecollaboration (TC) in their language course. A total of 23 secondary school teachers participated in this case study as part of the EU-funded project TILA. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered via two surveys, the first one measuring…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Collaboration, Coaching (Performance), Secondary School Teachers
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Jauregi, Kristi – Research-publishing.net, 2015
The TILA project originated from the need to explore whether and how telecollaboration affects language learning processes for communication, intercultural understanding and motivation of youngsters learning foreign languages at secondary schools and to empower teachers to pioneer meaningful pedagogical innovation in the curriculum of foreign…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Intercultural Programs, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Jauregi, Kristi; Kuure, Leena; Bastian, Pim; Reinhardt, Dennis; Koivisto, Tuomo – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Within the European TILA project a case study was carried out where pupils from schools in Finland and the Netherlands engaged in debating sessions using the 3D virtual world of OpenSim once a week for a period of 5 weeks. The case study had two main objectives: (1) to study the impact that the discussion tasks undertaken in a virtual environment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Debate, Computer Simulation
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Lopes, António – Research-publishing.net, 2014
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) lays strong emphasis on task-based language teaching (TBLT). However, this approach constitutes a challenge for many foreign language teachers, not so much because they are not familiar with the approach or its benefits, but because of the requirements and practical conditions to be met. Most…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Hoffstaedter, Petra; Kohn, Kurt – Research-publishing.net, 2014
Our contribution focuses on synchronous oral telecollaboration in secondary schools. With reference to the EU project TILA, aspects of task design and implementation are discussed against the backdrop of issues of technological quality in connection with class organisation in computer labs. Case study evidence is provided in favour of the…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Centers
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Koenraad, Ton – Research-publishing.net, 2013
The celebration of EUROCALL's twentieth anniversary also provides a proper occasion to reflect on the future of language teaching and the role of CALL in these developments. In this paper we present the views of five authorities on language teaching and learning from different EU countries. Most of them are also CALL experts and well respected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Secondary School Teachers
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Jauregi, Kristi; Melchor-Couto, Sabela; Beltrán, Elina Vilar – Research-publishing.net, 2013
Telecollaboration for Intercultural Language Acquisition (TILA), is an EU-funded project within the Lifelong Learning Programme that will run between January 2013 and June 2015. TILA's overall objectives are: (1) to innovate, enrich and make foreign language teaching programmes more attractive and effective by encouraging the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Language Acquisition, Lifelong Learning
Hsiao, Ya-Ping; Brouns, Francis; van Bruggen, Jan; Sloep, Peter B. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
In Learning Networks, learners need to share knowledge with others to build knowledge. In particular, when working on complex tasks, they often need to acquire extra cognitive resources from others to process a high task load. However, without support high task load and organizing knowledge sharing themselves might easily overload learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Peer Relationship, Social Networks
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