Sunday, February 12, 2012

6-Dimensional Pronunciation Change

To understand the construction of an EHIEP module and how the pedagogical movement patterns are subsequently implemented in the classroom, or any effective pedagogical intervention that "works" for that matter, think: Periwinkle, the classic visual representation of a 6-dimensional space. The three "phases" of an EHIEP protocol, presented by means of haptic video clips, the first three "Ds",  represent the essential steps in the process of teaching and learning a technique that can be used in any lesson for momentary focus (focus on form) in the classroom or in personal practice:
  • Demonstration of the pedagogical moment pattern
  • Detailed training on all aspects of the protocol (movement, touch, resonance, visual field positioning, haptic anchoring, etc.)
  • Dance-like-based rhythmic practice--Generally done with strong bilateral (hand/body side) engagement
  • Deconstruction (momentary focus on form)
  • Designed, designated haptic-integration in speech, speaking or conversation
  • Denouement (gradual, managed disappearance of the problem; emergence of the "new" form)
Perhaps the key is the third "D", the "dance," in ensuring efficient learning of the target(s) of the protocol and the ability to recall it at will for later use in spontaneous speaking. The last three "Ds" represent what we call the "classroom interdiction," where the target is identified and the (more) appropriate form is either introduced or substituted in and anchored. Shall we Periwinkle? 

1 comment:

Bill Acton said...

Was recently suggested to me that the last dimension could also be thought of as "Dey no mo . .!" I like that!

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