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Exploring task-based cognitive processes

Révész, Andrea; (2021) Exploring task-based cognitive processes. TASK / Journal on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning , 1 (2) pp. 266-288. 10.1075/task.21017.rev. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper argues that TBLT researchers should dedicate more effort to investigating the cognitive processes in which L2 learners engage during task work to facilitate theory-construction and to inform pedagogical practices. To help achieve this, a review follows of various subjective (questionnaires, interviews, think-aloud/stimulated recall protocols) and objective (dual-task methodology, keystroke-logging, eye-tracking) methods that are available to TBLT researchers to examine cognitive processes underlying task-based performance. The paper concludes that, to obtain a more valid understanding of task-generated cognitive processes, it is best to combine various methods to overcome the limitations of each. Finally, some methodological recommendations are provided for future cognitively-oriented TBLT research.

Type: Article
Title: Exploring task-based cognitive processes
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1075/task.21017.rev
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1075/task.21017.rev
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Dual-task methodology; eye-tracking; keystroke logging; methodology; task; triangulation; verbal protocols
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10146051
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