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This article, in Section 1, describes language learning as learner growth or development in three interrelated areas: personal awareness, awareness of learning processes and task awareness. These are the three angles of a triangle that constitute the notion of school learning as learner education. The second section discusses how to promote the learner's personal growth, and lists the kinds of questions teachers might use to review their educational thinking and classroom practices. Section 3 suggests that the learners' awareness of the learning task can be seen as a map of the task and recommends that the teacher pay attention to content and process when designing learning tasks. Section 4 discusses the possibilities and challenges of cooperative learning, and section 5 focuses on implications for evaluation, particularly portfolio assessment. The final section of the article looks at language learning as school development, with emphasis on the role of teaching language through content. (Contains 33 references.) (CK)

Descriptors: Change Agents, Cognitive Mapping, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Context, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Portfolio Assessment, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Learning, Self Concept Measures, Self Directed Groups, Self Esteem, Teacher Role

Autor: Kohonen, Viljo

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8583&id=ED383198

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