Tice et Didactique des Langues Étrangères et Maternelles : la tâche comme point focal de l'apprentissage

Abstract : Macro-tasks, micro-tasks, activities, communication scenarios, project work... These are all terms that are used frequently today in the research field of ICT and the didactics of first and second language learning. Paradoxically, concrete examples of macro-tasks, tasks, etc. are actually quite hard to find in the literature. The important role played by the task in the acquisition of knowledge or of a language competence, however, is well known. Moreover, every teacher has experienced the difficulty of devising clear instructions, adapting the difficulty of a task to the learners' level, selecting the lesson material or adapting the type of task to the desired linguistic objective. Finally, the framework provided today by an action-based approach, using the task as a means for the learner/user to mobilise his or her competences in order to act in the foreign language, is leading specialists in didactics to pursue even further their study of its effectiveness in teaching. The different aspects of the tasks (form, implementation, meaning, goals, materials, tools) take on a crucial importance in non face-to-face language learning/teaching situations in multimedia learning environments or training courses involving ICT, open and distance learning, online exolingual group exchange projects, etc. Indeed they need to be planned and set up before the learning situation starts and the designers have to anticipate learners' reactions and then adapt to what actually happens in reality, modifying, if necessary, the planned activities or scenarios. The second edition of Tidilem proposes different approaches to examine the issues concerning computer-mediated tasks: - Theoretical reflection - The design of computer-mediated tasks - Task achievement by learners and analysis of its implementation.
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Anne-Laure Foucher, Maguy Pothier, Christine Rodrigues, Véronique Quanquin. Tice et Didactique des Langues Étrangères et Maternelles : la tâche comme point focal de l'apprentissage. Tice et Didactique des Langues Etrangères et Maternelles 2010, Jun 2010, Clermont-Ferrand, France. ⟨edutice-00495054⟩

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