Chapter One begin s with an outline of an ecological approach, based on the notion that all living things in the world are interconnected. Social context is presented as a fundamental aspect of human social activity, following a Vygotskyan, sociocultural line of reasoning. This maintains a holistic view of language and mind, both having their origins in social interaction. Language is presented as a functional cultural tool that is sensitive to social contexts. Systemic Functional Linguistic theory provides a comprehensive view of social semiotic activity. The relations between human interaction, language and mind allow for understandings of student interaction in the classroom.
- Ecological Perspective
- Proximal Development
- Sociocultural Theory
- Language Choice
- Pedagogic Discourse
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Chappell, P. (2014). An Ecological Perspective on the Interactive Second Language Classroom. In: Group Work in the English Language Curriculum. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137008787_1
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