Mind and body learn together: Embodied cognition and language learning

Yu Ju Lan, Nian Shing Chen, Yao Ting Sung, Tzu Chien Liu

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Abstract

The study aims at investigating how the fitness between learners' learning styles and adopted learning modalities influences the learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) by elementary school students. A quantitative research was adopted. 87 fifth graders participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to three groups of learning modalities: video, gesture-based, and 3D virtual. They learned 18 English phrases related to motions for 3 times, once a week. Both performance test and learning style questionnaire were administered after the treatment completed. The analysis results of the current study show that the EFL learners' performances did not differ among the three learning modalities. However, EFL learners' learning styles also influence their performance. Implications of this study for language education and teaching are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ronghuai Huang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Demetrios G. Sampson, Chin-Chung Tsai
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages469-471
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 14
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015 - Hualien, Taiwan
Duration: 2015 Jul 62015 Jul 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015
CountryTaiwan
CityHualien
Period15/7/615/7/9

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Keywords

  • Embodied language learning
  • English as a foreign language
  • Learning modality
  • Technology enhanced language learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Lan, Y. J., Chen, N. S., Sung, Y. T., & Liu, T. C. (2015). Mind and body learn together: Embodied cognition and language learning. In N-S. Chen, T-C. Liu, Kinshuk, R. Huang, G-J. Hwang, D. G. Sampson, & C-C. Tsai (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015 (pp. 469-471). [7265384] (Proceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2015.25