Developing english language learners linguistic efficacy through total physical response storytelling drawing on understanding of the 'flow' phenomenon-

Zavros, Agli and Geiblinger, Helmut (2012) Developing english language learners linguistic efficacy through total physical response storytelling drawing on understanding of the 'flow' phenomenon-. In: Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (AARE 2012): Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research, 2-6 Dec 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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Education research addressing the issues of inclusion and diversity highlight the important of re-examining pervasive discourses that define the experiences of learners (Ashman & Elkins, 2008). The current educational landscape necessitates the testing of students' language skills, forgetting the organic manner in which language is acquired. High stakes testing regimes often result in pedagogical practices that at times ignore key principles of language acquisition. Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) is a pedagogical method that closely aligns with Krashen's (1987) theory. This paper discusses TPRS in relation to the 'flow' phenomenon, a mental state in which a person is fully immersed in what they are doing, characterised by a feeling of energised focus, dedication, and feelings of success and engagement (Jackson and Csikszentmihalyi, 1999). This paper explores the relationship between these two theories in supporting English Language Learners (ELL) linguistic efficacy. Efficacy beliefs 'are constructed from four principal sources of information: enacted mastery experience that serves as indicators of capability; vicarious experiences that alter efficacy beliefs through transmission of competencies and comparison with attainments of others; verbal persuasive and allied types of social influences that one possesses certain capabilities; and physiological and affective states from which people partly judge their capableness, strength, and vulnerability to dysfunction' (Bandura,1997, p79). In this paper we propose that these three perspectives can serve to revitalize the dialogue around language acquisition and the ethical responsibility of educators to deliver learning experiences that support ELL linguistic efficacy and subsequently their access and success in attaining desired educational outcomes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: AARE does not ask for copyright of refereed papers – copyright remains vested with the author.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 04:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:55
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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