Within a constructivist framework (Bruner 1996, Piaget 1970, Vigotsky 1978, Cobb 1994), this contribution aims at illustrating how and to what extent cooperative learning can improve the competence in a foreign language. Previous research (McCafferty et al. 2006, Sharan & Sharan 1998, Johnson 1996) has shown that such teaching practice can improve the competence in a foreign language as well as the emotive response of the learners but, to my knowledge, the reasons for its beneficial effects on the learners have not yet been discussed. A project between an Italian and an American University will be analyzed in order to highlight the aspects of the teaching experience which better support learning.

Learning English cooperatively at university

Sabrina Noccetti
2015

Abstract

Within a constructivist framework (Bruner 1996, Piaget 1970, Vigotsky 1978, Cobb 1994), this contribution aims at illustrating how and to what extent cooperative learning can improve the competence in a foreign language. Previous research (McCafferty et al. 2006, Sharan & Sharan 1998, Johnson 1996) has shown that such teaching practice can improve the competence in a foreign language as well as the emotive response of the learners but, to my knowledge, the reasons for its beneficial effects on the learners have not yet been discussed. A project between an Italian and an American University will be analyzed in order to highlight the aspects of the teaching experience which better support learning.
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