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Title: An analysis of the characteristics of a socio-cultural instructional discourse
Authors: Harison Mohd Sidek
Hazleena Baharun
Tun Nur Afizah Zainal Ariff
Mohd Muzhafar Idrus
Keywords: Socio-cultural theory
Instructional discourse
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2015
Publisher: Universiti Sains Islam malaysia
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of an instructional discourse within the realm of the socio-cultural theory. A pre-school teacher and a group of pre-school children participated in the study. Real time non-participant observation, field notes and post-observation of the videotaped of the selected conversation were the methods of data collection for the study. The data were analyzed qualitatively using the coding derived the literature review. The data were categorized in three characteristic themes: the interdependence between social and individual processes, co-construction of knowledge and the use of meaningful and purposeful language. The findings show that the selected instructional conversation reflects the characteristics of discourse within the realm of the socio-cultural theory. The implications of the study are discussed within the context of second language teaching.
Appears in Collections:2015 International Conference on Language Education Conference (ILEC’15) Proceeding

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