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Title: Exploring the relationship between situated activity and CALL learning in teacher education
Author: Levi McNeil
Institution: Sookmyung Women's University
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Situated learning is often proposed as a model for CALL teacher education. However, we know little about how students perceive situated CALL coursework and activities, and the nature of the relationship between situated learning and CALL learning. This exploratory case study addresses these issues. Survey, questionnaire, and open-ended data were collected from 21 MA TESOL students enrolled in a CALL course in South Korea. The results showed that students perceived that the course offered many elements of situated learning environments, and that some course activities were more situated than others. Additionally, the relationship between situated learning and CALL was strong and positive. Implications for research into situated learning and CALL teacher education are discussed.

CUP AT LINGUIST

This article appears IN ReCALL Vol. 25, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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