Monday, December 12, 2011

Learning Defined

Question: What is the meaning of the following sentence?

Answer/Quote: Judith A. Langer, co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English, often “muses” in putting together the quarterly publication. Her musings are often quite thought-provoking. In this particular “musing,” she suggests a definition for language learning. What does it mean?

“Thus I am led to a sociocognitive view of language learning that asserts that all learning is socially based, that teaching is ultimately an interactive process, that cognitive behaviors are influenced by context, and that such behaviors, in turn, affect the meanings that learners produce.” P. 327.

Comment: Ideas to think about. RayS.

Title: “Musings…A Sociocognitive View of Language Learning.” Judith A. Langer, Co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English (December 1985), 325-327.

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