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ID : 433
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Title : Embodied Cognition and Language Acquisition:  significance of Embodied Learning in the Classroom
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Emphasizing the close relationship between the process of learning and that of cognition, cognitive science considers bodily experiences as fundamental for learning. Several researchers have discussed the intervention of embodiment in the processes of learning and teaching. In the context that traditional educational paradigms have still been dominating in Vietnam, in order to propose a motion of English learning and teaching innovation in the classroom, this paper tries to review the significance of embodied learning and its role in the process of learning languages. Then, some suggestions will be made in the hope of bettering the effectiveness of learning and teaching English in the classroom. Accordingly, the paper will include 2 main parts. The first part is the place for the theory of embodied cognition that affirms the close relationship between thinking, acting and learning (Wilson, 2002; McClelland et al, 2014). Several evidences show that bodily experience is crucial to language acquisition, both capacities of comprehension and production (Barsalou, 1999; Buccino & Mezzadri, 2015; Fischer & Zwaan, 208; Glenberg & Lakoff, 2005; Jirak et al, 2010; Lakoff, 1987). The second part is reserved for embodied learning, some suggestions concerning learning and teaching English in the classroom. One of the methods will be presented here is the project-based learning in which students are believed to acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Also, the computer-based approach to English learning will be discussed along with the roles of technology, an indispensable part in this way of English learning and teaching.

Keywords : embodied learning, language acquisition, embodied education, learning, teaching, innovation.
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Main presenter : Ms. Thư Hồ
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Affiliation : Quang Nam University (Tam Ky, Vietnam)
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Biography :

My full name is Ho Trinh Quynh Thu. I graduated with a doctorate of English linguistics from the University of Da Nang in 2018. I am now working at the Foreign Language Department of Quang Nam University, Quang Nam province, Vietnam.

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Prof. Phan Văn Hoà (Univerisity of Foreign Language Studies (Vietnam))
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Date added : Friday, 29 March 2019, 11:45 AM [JST]
Date modified : Thursday, 1 August 2019, 8:54 AM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 302-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 09: 00 - 09: 25
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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