Completing the jigsaw : ESL and EFL undergraduate views on interactive peer-based learning
Ashton-Hay, Sally (2009) Completing the jigsaw : ESL and EFL undergraduate views on interactive peer-based learning. TESOL in Context, S2.
English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students often face incongruence with Western teaching methods and learning expectations. The aim of this paper is to explore the potential for interactive peer-based learning to engage ESL and EFL language learners provide authentic communication experiences and accelerate learning through two case studies in different contexts. A study was undertaken to investigate student ‘voice’ (Rudduck, 1999, 2005; Rudduck & Flutter, 2004) during an intervention of communicative language teaching using peer-based learning strategies. This article describes unique similarities and subtle differences between ESL and EFL undergraduate learning in two different cultural contexts, using a 'stages of learning matrix' teaching tool to encourage civic skills and self-efficacy. It also suggests ways for teachers to improve on inconsistencies in group-based learning in order to promote more inclusive and congruent learning experiences for English language learners.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Special Edition S2
Pedagogies of Connection
Edited by Kate Cadman, Jenny Barnett & Cally Guerin
|Keywords:||English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, Peer interactive learning, Student voice, Inclusive education, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Australian Council of TESOL Associations|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2009 06:16|
|Last Modified:||05 Mar 2015 04:01|
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