Development communicative competence using iPad, cooperative learning and teaching thinking

ID: 51270 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Sonia Lara, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  2. Alvaro Gonzalez, Irabia-Izaga School, Spain
  3. Sara Ibarrola, Universidad de Navarra, Spain

In this paper we present how the teaching-learning system CommunicARTE develops the communicative competence of Primary students. This proposal is based on the communicative approach, placing an emphasis on fostering real situations of communication rather than retention of decontextualized grammatical norms or reproduction of the theory of linguistic or literary analysis, addressing grammar, syntax, and labours with different types of text in meaningful instructional contexts. The Teaching for Understanding framework (Blythe et al., 1999) is established as a structure that articulates the design of the entire instructional process and seeks to provide sufficient space for personal expression. This proposal follows the trend in language education that goes beyond the focus on linguistic or grammatical competence through project work, cooperative learning, the use of rubrics and thinking routines.


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