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Conference Paper: Good Practices of the Use of Information Communication Technology in a Second Language Classroom: An Alternating Use of Small Group Learning and Computers for Independent Learning

TitleGood Practices of the Use of Information Communication Technology in a Second Language Classroom: An Alternating Use of Small Group Learning and Computers for Independent Learning
Authors
KeywordsClassroom interaction
Good practices
Small group learning
Independent learning
Use of information communication technology in English language
Issue Date2006
Citation
CITE Research Symposium 2006, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 February 2006, p. 125-130 How to Cite?
AbstractThis presentation is going to analyse the good practices of the alternating use of small group learning and independent learning with computers in a second language classroom. It was a weekly Reading and Phonics lesson scheduled in the Language Learning room for the lower form of primary students. The room consisted of two rows of computers along the side and two small tables for group discussion accommodating around ten people including the teacher in the middle of the room. The class was divided into four small groups and each group of 8 students was assigned various tasks in the lesson. Two teachers, a native-English speaker and a non-native English speaker, and one teacher-assistant were in the lesson. Different from the traditional use of computers for second language teaching and learning, the teachers made good use of alternating groups for independent learning and small group learning in the lesson. The use of alternating groups is effective in providing students with different in-class communicative activities which entail self-practice, small group learning, interactions with teachers, consolidations, and independent reading. The presentation will analyse the structure of the lesson and discuss the advantages of the use of alternating groups in a second language classroom. Factors like the reverse roles of teachers and students, dynamic classroom interaction and promotion of individualistic learning will also be examined.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44054

 

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dc.contributor.authorFong, N-
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-14T08:47:31Z-
dc.date.available2007-05-14T08:47:31Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationCITE Research Symposium 2006, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 February 2006, p. 125-130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44054-
dc.description.abstractThis presentation is going to analyse the good practices of the alternating use of small group learning and independent learning with computers in a second language classroom. It was a weekly Reading and Phonics lesson scheduled in the Language Learning room for the lower form of primary students. The room consisted of two rows of computers along the side and two small tables for group discussion accommodating around ten people including the teacher in the middle of the room. The class was divided into four small groups and each group of 8 students was assigned various tasks in the lesson. Two teachers, a native-English speaker and a non-native English speaker, and one teacher-assistant were in the lesson. Different from the traditional use of computers for second language teaching and learning, the teachers made good use of alternating groups for independent learning and small group learning in the lesson. The use of alternating groups is effective in providing students with different in-class communicative activities which entail self-practice, small group learning, interactions with teachers, consolidations, and independent reading. The presentation will analyse the structure of the lesson and discuss the advantages of the use of alternating groups in a second language classroom. Factors like the reverse roles of teachers and students, dynamic classroom interaction and promotion of individualistic learning will also be examined.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre of Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong and Education and Manpower Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong SARen
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.languageeng-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectClassroom interactionen
dc.subjectGood practicesen
dc.subjectSmall group learningen
dc.subjectIndependent learningen
dc.subjectUse of information communication technology in English languageen
dc.titleGood Practices of the Use of Information Communication Technology in a Second Language Classroom: An Alternating Use of Small Group Learning and Computers for Independent Learningen
dc.typeConference_Paperen
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK

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