Exploring Student Talk in a Taiwanese English Reading Class
|論文名稱(英文)：||Exploring Student Talk in a Taiwanese English Reading Class|
|英文關鍵字：||teacher-centered;literature-based discussion groups;pedagogy|
|摘要(英文)：||First language (L1) and second language (L2) researchers discovered that in traditional teacher-centered classrooms, teachers tend to do most of the talking, and classroom discourse in most classrooms is limited to recitation type of talk. Under such circumstances, students’ voices are ignored. To make learning meaningful, this study documents and examines the patterns of students’ talk in response to five short stories through literature-based discussion groups among Taiwanese secondary high school students in an English reading class. Students’ spoken data including report group discussions and reading response discussions were studied in detail. Through systematic discourse analysis, the result shows that students worked collaboratively to construct simple meaning, connect their lives to the stories, engage in the discussions, and comment on the stories. The study has implications for an alternative pedagogy for English teachers in contemporary English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms.|
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