Classroom-Management-Classroom Survival: One Teacher's Story of Constructing Practice in a Computer-Equipped Foreign Language Classroom
Foreign Languages and Literature
I volunteered to speak today because in the midst of all this technological wizardry, I thought we should have a voice from the other side. Not all of us love computers. Not all of us have a natural bent for computers-on the contrary. I get bent out of shape. How can you visualize how they work when they have no moving parts Why won't they tell you what's wrong when there's a problem ? And my pet peeve is that there's no compromise with a computer. It always gets its way. And what I really question is the starry-eyed assumption that technology automatically, by nature of being technology, improves the language course presentation and facilitates language learning..
Foreign Language Annals
Burnett, J. E.
(1999). Classroom-Management-Classroom Survival: One Teacher's Story of Constructing Practice in a Computer-Equipped Foreign Language Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 32(3), 279-294.
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