Publication
Title
In defense of drill and practice in call - a reevaluation of fundamental strategies
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Abstract
An analysis of studies on computer assisted language learning, published since 1988, reveals a major concern with the utopian potential of the new media. Research on ever more intelligent systems, implying multimedia design and natural language interfaces, is scanning the horizon of this awesome wonderland. We must probe into this potential. Within these developments one cannot help but notice a lack of interest in the primitive, traditional forms of CALL, somewhat disdainfully called ''drill and practice''. Indeed, the more complex systems seem also to need more complex and creative content, as if simple lexical and grammatical training does not match colourful and dynamic environments any more. In this paper we address a few questions from different angles: first, some causes of the critical attitude towards drill and practice; second, some consequences of this attitude towards CALL; third, some criteria for the continued development and use of efficient drill and practice forms in CALL today.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Computers and education. - Oxford
Source (book)
Euro CALL 93 Conference, SEP 15-17, 1993, Univ. Hull, Hull, England
Publication
Oxford : Pergamon, 1994
ISSN
0360-1315
Volume/pages
23:1-2(1994), p. 151-158
ISI
A1994PJ56500019
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 08.03.2017