Motivation and Learning theories for SLA through Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, Krashen, and Gardner


    Analysis    This analysis aims to analyze, compare, and contrast the classical theoretical perspectives of intelligence, learning, and motivation proposed by Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, and the modern theories of Krashen and Gardner under the scope of second language acquisition (SLA). Noam Chomsky Introduction Chomsky's theory has influenced the theoretical perspective of the philosophers that will... Continue Reading →

Motivation and Learning theories for SLA through Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, Krashen, and Gardner


    Analysis

   This analysis aims to analyze, compare, and contrast the classical theoretical perspectives of intelligence, learning, and motivation proposed by Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, and the modern theories of Krashen and Gardner under the scope of second language acquisition (SLA).

 

Noam Chomsky

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Introduction

Chomsky’s theory has influenced the theoretical perspective of the philosophers that will be analyzed for the Breadth component.  It will be shown that, for example, Chomsky influenced Bandura’s Social Learning theory, in the role that they both assign to language as a process acquired through interaction and the use of certain cognitive skills (Bandura, 1977). Similarly, Chomsky’s Universal Grammar (UG) is seen in Vygotsky’s theory of Constructivism, as the product of scaffolding, that is, building new information upon prior knowledge (Chomsky, 1955; Vygotsky, 1978). Krashen (1987) will show in his “Natural language acquisition approach” a rejection to formal methodologies for vocabulary-teaching that coincides with…

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Annotated Bibliography: Technology integration


Al- Fudail, M.; Mellar, H. - Investigating teacher stress when using technology. Computers & Education (51) 3 p. 1103-1110     This mixed-model study aimed to explore whether there is a significant and quantifiable build up of stress among teachers who are using technology in the classroom. The rationale behind the study is to determine whether the stress does... Continue Reading →

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