CALICO Journal, Vol 5, No 1 (1987)

Inexpensive Videodisc for Proficiency: A Teaching Model Based on Bruner's Learning Hierarchy

Richard Sutherland, Richard Knight
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014


A classroom scenario provides a specific example of how a teacher implements the inexpensive videodisc model of instruction to enhance proficiency in the classroom. With this model, a teacher uses the remote control unit of the videodisc to operate the disc player much like a remote controlled television with the additional benefit of random access. The theoretical underpinnings for this model are provided by Bruner's learning hierarchy consisting of the iconic, enactive, and symbolic stages, which are related to the steps of the teaching model. The model is also supported by the "effective teaching literature" and allows the teacher to remain in control of the classroom while directing activities that encourage creative dialogue production integrating previously introduced lexical items. Moreover, this model lends itself to the teaching of other subject matter areas.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v5i1.33-44


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