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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(6): 200-203 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.960

Preschoolers iPad Supported Task Design for EFL Learning. Key Features in Design

Nathaly Gonzalez-Acevedo
Abstract—The use of technology in the classroom has been a request of society to pedagogy in the recent years and consequently an increasing research focus on technology-supported language learning and teaching has aroused. The research around preschooler’s language learning and teaching supported by technology is of much interest to pedagogy as it focuses on the foundation stage. This paper explores key features of iPad-supported language learning task designs for preschoolers. The methodology employed to identify salient features in the design of tasks is an action research of three cycles of action implemented in two mixed gender groups of seven preschoolers. The objective of the analysis of the task design being thus of promoting meaningful English as foreign language leaning through adequate task designs supported by technology. The data analyzed makes salient some features in the effective design of tasks such as collaboration orientation, autonomous group work orientation, collaborative use of iPad and collaborative product presentation. The study identifies meaningful features in the EFL learning in autonomous and collaboratively iPad supported task designs and indicates the close relation of technology-supported tasks with the teaching and learning of key twenty first century skills.

Index Terms—cCollaborative tasks, EFL, iPad, preschoolers, task design.

Nathaly Gonzalez-Acevedo is with the GREIP Consolidated Research Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain (e-mail: nathaly.gonzalez@uab.cat).

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Cite: Preschoolers iPad Supported Task Design for EFL Learning. Key Features in Design, "Preschoolers iPad Supported Task Design for EFL Learning. Key Features in Design," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 200-203, 2018.

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