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TitleHigher-order thinking in foreign language learning
Author(s)Bastos, Ascensão
Ramos, Altina
KeywordsCognitive Tools
Self-Regulation Process
YouTube videos
Issue date25-Mar-2017
PublisherSociety for Science and Education
JournalAdvances in Social Sciences Research Journal
Abstract(s)A project is being conducted in English as a foreign language (EFL), involving eleventh graders in formal and non-formal learning contexts, in a Portuguese high school. The goal of this study is to examine the impact of cognitive tools and higher-order thinking processes on the learning of EFL and achievement of larger processes oriented to action, involving problem solving, decision-making and creation of new products. YouTube videos emerge as cognitive tools in the process. Final results show major differences concerning learners’ achievements. Learners have developed higher-order processes oriented to action, in particular their ability to learn, to transfer the skills developed to different contexts and apply them effectively in EFL communicative situations. This paper discusses: a) major theories that support the integration of cognitive tools and thinking processes within the curriculum, focussing on the English language learning; b) some of the activities and materials; c) the final findings.
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CIEd - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem

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