Friday, May 18, 2012

Pronunciation Teaching Capital?

Clip art: Clker
Clip art: Clker
In doing some research on effective online instruction, I discovered this article on "pedagogical capital," which led me to go back and consider some related "capitals": social, psychological and human--among others. (Those linked definitions are included only for their brief outlines of the concepts involved, not serious, in depth discussions!) The point is that if you wanted to characterize adequately "PTC," you'd need to bring in principles from at least those four types of capital: trust-related, network-related, personal identity-related and cash-value-related (minor details such as skills, materials, curricula, etc.) In our work, creating haptic-instructional videos, the term PTC (piece to camera) is also very relevant. I could never have imagined how difficult it is to produce an aerobics-like video for learners to follow in teaching the EHIEP protocols! Trust me (a little pedagogical capital being spent there!) it is. Have been working on a simple,  "capital-based" framework or set of parameters for introducing the EHIEP system. For each of the four categories, how's yours? Capital idea, eh!

1 comment:

Angelina Van Dyke said...

Great article! Working this through what we do as instructors and with students and work mates is what makes things tick.

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