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      Interaction patterns

      In ELT interaction patterns are the different ways learners and the teacher can interact in the class. Using the right interaction pattern is a fundamental factor in the success of any activity and the achievement of aims.

      Example
      The class are doing a dictation activity. The interaction pattern is teacher to the whole group (T-Ss). Other patterns include pair work (S-S), and group work (Ss-Ss).

      In the classroom
      Different interaction patterns can support the aims of different kinds of activities. For example, if the learners are doing group writing then small Ss-Ss groups are best, but for elicitation of ideas the interaction pattern could be Ss-T. Changing interaction patterns can help vary the pace and choosing an appropriate pattern can help achieve learning aims, for example, making learners take the place of the teacher (S-Ss) can be very productive.

       


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      miteshmuley's picture
      miteshmuley
      Submitted on 6 January, 2011 - 21:41

       Would like to know more on Interaction Patterns with a Classroom Feedback System

      nankoba's picture
      nankoba
      Submitted on 1 November, 2011 - 16:49

      i will like to know the main basis of classroom feed back