Application of Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Theories in CALL

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GÜNGÖR M. A., Demirbas M. N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING, vol.6, no.2, pp.33-36, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Since it is quite difficult in traditional learning atmospheres for the learners to be exposed to the target language adequately in foreign language acquisition, CALL in which virtual environment is designed in more appropriate way has given rise. Two main paradigms, cognitive model and socio-cultural theory, have also been adopted in CALL. Moreover, rather than applying one theory, combination of these paradigms is unavoidable. However, application of this combination is challenging in practice, as these two theories have different principles. Furthermore, when it comes to online education, it turns into more challenging process. In this poster this combination is presented with the help of sample applications from Gazi University.