DetallesThe increasingly interconnected and knowledge-driven 21st century world calls for groundbreaking changes in language teaching and learning.To convey this objective, the authors of this book cogently fuse key elements within a sound pedagogical proposal that has been carefully designed to demystify the study of intercultural competence in its traditional settings.Not only does their study fine-tune strategies for the development of critical cultural awareness,but it also unveils paths to authentic interaction,critical thinking,and cooperative,collaborative,and self-regulated learning experiences that evolve in an adaptive learner-centered setting.The scenario chosen to expand students communicative boundaries is a hypermedia learning environment that invites learners to travel throughout the United States with a dual focus in mind:the development of listening skills and intercultural competence,as well as nurturing a pluralistic view of the learning of English mediated through the use oftechnologies.Additionally,the study strives to provide groundwork to less restrictive approaches for the inclusion of effective computer-assisted language learning in the classroom,demonstrating that an interdisciplinary integration of agents and knowledge for efficient design and practice is possible.A unique aspect ofthis book is that it illustrates a myriad of features underpinning the design ofthe hypertext,which was entirely created and validated by the authors.AII in all,this qualitative case study encompasses a wide range of strategic learning stances in the EFL classroom,and acts in response to the needs of learners (and instructors) seeking a critical and analytical process of understanding and examining culture.I suggest that this book be used as a reference for language and interdisciplinary courses,as well as professional development programs that combine studies of language skills development and culture.
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Editor / Marca U. Pedagógica Nacional Año de Edición 2015 Número de Páginas 196 Idioma(s) Español Terminado Tapa Rústica Alto y ancho 17 x 24 cm Peso 0.3000 Tipo Producto libro
Luz Dary Arias Soto,Luis Fernando Gómez Rodríguez,Esperanza Vera Rodríguez
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- Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroductionCHAPTER 1Problem and ContextStatement of the ProblemResearch QuestionsContext and ParticipantsExpected ImpactCHAPTER 2Theoretical Perspectives and State of the ArtTheoretical PerspectivesListening Comprehension in EFLThe Use ofHypermedia in Language LearningCooperative and Collaborative LearningNotions of CultureIntercultural Communicative CompetenceLearning AutonomyLearning StrategiesState of the ArtResearch on Culture and TechnologyResearch on Fostering Listening in EFL EducationCHAPTER 3Design and Implementation of the Hypermedia ProposalA [ourney Through the US CultureConceptual DesignGraphic DesignThe Listening DesignThe Intercultural DesignCHAPTER 4Research Design and Data Analysis ProcedureResearch Methodology:A Qualitative Case StudyInstruments for Data CollectionResearchers'RoleData Analysis ProceduresCHAPTER 5Research findingsFindings for the First Research QuestionFirst Category:The Graphic and Methodological Design of the Hypertext GeneratesMotivation and Facilitates Listening Comprehension of Cultural ContentSecond Category:The Methodological Design Fosters the Development of Intercultural CompetenceThird Category:The Hypermedia Learning Environment Fosters the Consolidation of Linguistic Knowledge,the Integration ofLanguage Skills,and the Awareness of Teaching StrategiesFourth Category:The Hypermedia Learning Environment PromotesCooperative and Collaborative LearningFindings for the Second Research QuestionFirst Category:Learners are Aware ofTask DemandsSecond Category:Learners Use Strategic Knowledge About Themselvesto Regulate the Learning ProcessThird Category:Learners are Aware that Dialog,Interaction,and [oint Work Enhance Iheir LearningCHAPTER 6Conclusions,Pedagogical Implications,Limitations,and Further ResearchPedagogical ImplicationsLimitationsFurther ResearchReferencesAPPENDIXESAppendix AAppendix BAppendix CBiodataAuthor IndexSubject IndexList ofFiguresFigure 1. Screen to Log InFigure 2. Menu ofThematic MapsFigure 3. Sample of Menu Button to Listen to the AudiosFigure 4. Map of the Cultural Regions of the U nited StatesFigure 5. BriefDescription of a Cultural RegionFigure 6. Sample of Images of Cultural Facts About AlaskaFigure 7. Sample of a Navigation Bar Within Each RegionFigure 8. Example of the Links to the Audios in Each RegionFigure 9. Sample ofthe Access to Audios and Listening TasksFigure 10. Sample of Instructions for the Listening TestFigure 11. Sample of "Soundtrack Control" ButtonFigure 12. Sample ofVisual Material Incorporated in the Hypermedia EnvironmentFigure 13. Sample ofReflection Questions About Cultural ContentFigure 14. Sample of the Users' Technical FileFigure 15. Sample of a Semantic Map (Ohio)List of TablesTable 1. Examples ofOperations and Tasks Performed by StudentsTable 2. Students Perceptions of the Methodological Proposal Developed in A lourney Through the us CultureTable 3. Learners Strategies Used to Solve Listening Tasks