Integrating Computers in the English Language Arts Classroom based on Vygotsky's Theory
Jenny Wang, Yuehchiu Fang, National Formosa University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper is to elaborate the implementation of computer and Vygotskian view of learning in an effort to explore how to properly integrate computers into the curriculum development for English language arts classroom and maximize each child's learning potential. With computers as natural tools for learning in a setting of collaborative learning environment, young children could gain the ability to carry out specific tasks that replicate real-life experiences. Through the use of computer tool and the local environment in which contains dialectically interaction relationship among peers and instructors, children effectively developed their language proficiencies and computer could be particularly useful tools for enhancing social and language skills. Classroom observation, checklist, and questionnaire were conducted. Based on the positive findings, the combination of instructional strategies is continued.
Wang, J. & Fang, Y. (2005). Integrating Computers in the English Language Arts Classroom based on Vygotsky's Theory. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2153-2157). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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