Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PEPI: Process-Experiential Pronunciation Instruction - I

This is the next of several posts unpacking the PEPI model introduced in a recent post. We'll generally focus on the 8 outside boxes and the related quadrants of the clock/circumplex:

Clipart: Clker
          Symbolic meaning (External-oriented)
11  (o'clock) Verbal expression
1    (o'clock) Concepts and Identities
         Motivational/Behavioral (Change-oriented)
2    (o'clock)Wishes and needs
4    (o'clock) Action tendencies
         Bodily/Expressive (Internal-oriented)
5    (o'clock) Nonverbal expression
7    (o'clock) Bodily sensations
         Perceptual/Situational (Stability-oriented)
8    (o'clock) Episodic memories   
10  (o'clock) Primary appraisal

The function of a haptic anchor or haptic-integration is to experientially link those four dimensions in various combinations in instruction, depending on immediate focus of the learning task. For example, attention to change of a particular segmental problem is at least initially an "up and down" process. Vocabulary anchoring might emphasize the upper left quadrant. Anchoring meaning may be more of an upper right quadrant activity, etc. The linkage between the quadrants and categories is the "sticky" haptic center. 

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