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Title:Collaborative Reasoning in Japan: English Learners' Discussions and Experiences
Author(s):Young, Miho O.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McCarthey, Sarah
Department / Program:Curriculum and Instruction
Discipline:Curriculum and Instruction
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, English as a Second Language
Abstract:A study involving an assistant professor and seven students at a Japanese university investigated feasibility, impact, and dynamics of Collaborative Reasoning (CR), a new instructional model, in a foreign language learning context in Japan. Through participants' experiences of ten CR sessions over a nine-week period, CR was well accepted and aided students' English learning experiences. While the professor displayed difficulties shifting his instructional approach from recitation to facilitation, students managed open-format discussions in English, enjoyed exchanging opinions with peers, and developed motivation for English language acquisition. With the discovery of Japanese English learners' ability to use English when provided challenges and opportunities, CR widened English learners' potentials to further develop English skills, acquire Western-style discussion techniques, and construct logical reasoning and argumentation.
Issue Date:2010
Description:255 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455796
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010

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