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ERIC Number: EJ988457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Supporting Teachers in Designing CSCL Activities: A Case Study of Principle-Based Pedagogical Patterns in Networked Second Language Classrooms
Wen, Yun; Looi, Chee-Kit; Chen, Wenli
Educational Technology & Society, v15 n2 p138-153 2012
This paper proposes the identification and use of principle-based pedagogical patterns to help teachers to translate design principles into actionable teaching activities, and to scaffold student learning with sufficient flexibility and creativity. A set of pedagogical patterns for networked Second language (L2) learning, categorized and undergirded by rapid collaborative knowledge improvement (RCKI) principles, has been extracted and articulated in our school-based research. The patterns are distilled from a series of over 60 Chinese language lessons conducted in real classrooms which are co-designed by teachers and researchers over a 3-year period in Singapore schools. Each principle-based pedagogical pattern is presented succinctly in a simple pattern language. Two classroom scenarios of collaborative activities are elucidated, embodying some of the patterns to provide a more grounded feel of how they are enacted in practice. RCKI principle-based pedagogical patterns inform the design of collaborative language learning activities in networked classrooms. Preliminary findings reveal that principle-based pedagogical patterns provide teachers a workable way to design RCKI activities and enable teachers to adopt, internalize and adapt them in classroom use. (Contains 1 table and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore