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Kang, EunYoung – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2015
Since the late '60s, the field of second language acquisition (SLA) has grown enormously. Throughout its development, SLA researchers have investigated a wide range of issues including the processes involved in second language learning, as well as the psycholinguistic, affective and social factors that influence its success or failure (Spada,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction
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Leow, Ronald P.; Hama, Mike – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2013
There is a growing theoretical, empirical, and methodological debate in the SLA field as to whether unawareness plays a role during attention to or processing of new incoming second language (L2) data. Indeed, studies that have methodologically addressed the construct of unawareness in their research designs offer both empirical support (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Attention, Language Processing, Incidental Learning
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Bogdanov, Stan – Teaching English with Technology, 2013
Incidental vocabulary learning has attracted a great deal of attention in ELT research. However, it is important that teacher and researcher exploitation of vocabulary developments be guided by more than replication of previous research designs. For conclusions based on empirical research to be valid, it is important to be clear about exactly what…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2012
Anthony Bruton, Miguel Garcia Lopez, and Raquel Esquiliche Mesa's "Incidental L2 Vocabulary Learning: An Impracticable Term?" (2011) offers some constructive criticism regarding the conventional terminology used in second language (L2) acquisition research and language pedagogy. Although the author finds much of their evidence reasonable and is…
Descriptors: Evidence, Criticism, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Bruton, Anthony; Lopez, Miguel Garcia; Mesa, Raquel Esquiliche – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2011
References to the term "incidental vocabulary learning" have become very commonplace not only in second language (L2) acquisition research, but also in empirical research into second and foreign language pedagogy, very often in contrast to "intentional language learning". The former term is associated with more natural language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Natural Language Processing
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Mason, Beniko; Krashen, Stephen – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2010
File and Adams (2010) conclude that their data confirm the superiority of form-focused vocabulary instruction over incidental acquisition. The authors of this response argue that File and Adams's data actually confirm the reality, robustness, and possible superiority of incidental acquisition. Their subjects heard two passages read to them that…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Vocabulary, Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development
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File, Kieran A.; Adams, Rebecca – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2010
This article presents the authors' reply to Beniko Mason and Stephen Krashen's comments on their recent article published in "TESOL Quarterly." Mason and Krashen have provided an interesting reinterpretation of the authors' results and have also brought up several valid points regarding the efficiency of vocabulary learning from instruction,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis
Pratapchandran, Sarat – Educational Facility Planner, 2009
An innovative learning technique that originated in a slum in India's capital, New Delhi, sets the stage for "Q&A" that is now the Oscar winning movie, "Slumdog Millionaire". In an interview, Dr. Sugata Mitra, the creator of this new educational pedagogy termed Minimally Invasive Education (MIE), explains how it can help…
Descriptors: Slums, Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Educational Technology
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de Carteret, Phoenix – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
In this paper I suggest that social dances and local markets are examples of resilient practices of place-making and community that involve active participation. These two activities create mobile and pliant communities of participants that involve considerable informal and incidental learning. With dances and markets in mind, I look at the two…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Incidental Learning, Social Capital, Adult Education
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Robbins, Amy McConkey – Topics in Language Disorders, 2003
Discussion of communication intervention with very young children who have cochlear implants examines: (1) the developmental appropriateness of materials and procedures; (2) behavior and compliance issues; (3) the need for less didactic instruction and more incidental learning emphasis; and (4) recognition of the home as the primary venue for…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cochlear Implants, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
Beckett, David; Hager, Paul – 2002
This book argues that adult learning from experiences in paid and unpaid work contexts should be the basis for a new perception of what is truly educative about life. Part I sets out what practice is like in postmodern times. Chapter 1 introduces the argument that 'know how' is important in lifelong learning. Chapter 2 shows organic learning is a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Developed Nations
Siegel, Irwin H. – 2001
The concept of organizational culture has been central to the development of concepts, such as the learning organization and organizational learning, which are important within the field of adult education. However, the functionalist models of organizational culture, which have often relied on ethnographic and/or anecdotal studies of organizations…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Behavior Standards, Context Effect
Buchmann, Margret – 1989
The idea that breaks from experience are necessary and salutary in teacher education is a response to an enduring problem of teacher education: the fact that aspiring teachers come to their preparation with set ideas about teaching, learning, and schooling that fit with the larger ideal and institutional order into which they were born. Typically,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Structures, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Naik, J. P. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Discusses the three channels for education in developing countries: schools, or the formal education system; modern nonformal education through mass media and government programs; and the traditional incidental education serving most of the people. Suggests reforms in all channels to emphasize adult and continuing education. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developing Nations, Educational Change
Rogers, Alan – Adults Learning (England), 1997
Argues that adult educators use "learning" when they mean "education" and that this confounds and demeans incidental and informal learning processes. Suggests that intended, purposeful planned learning should properly be termed education and that there is no such thing as a nonlearner. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Environment, Incidental Learning, Informal Education
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