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Štěpáník, S. (2019). Pupil preconception as a source of solutions to lingering problems of grammar teaching? Contribution to a special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today?, edited by Kaisu Rättyä, Elżbieta Awramiuk, and Xavier Fontich. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 19, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2019.19.02.05

The main aim of the paper is to show pupil language preconception as a fundamental part of L1 teaching. This theorisation is compliant with the model of educational reconstruction and constructivist principles in education which are the sources of the modern productive culture in education. Based on concrete examples of grammar matter in Czech, the study demonstrates how research into pupil preconceptions can guide teaching grammar so that it is functional, communication-oriented and cognitively challenging. The results of the presented studies show that even pupils of primary school possess developed preconceptions of language phenomena, which, however, school education often ignores. This fact is later a potential source of various lingering problems and failure of L1 teaching. The study illustrates (a) how it is possible to use language preconceptions as a source for modelling the curriculum of L1 teaching, and (b) how lingering problems of L1 teaching can be linked to the fact that pupils’ understanding and thinking about language is mostly neglected.


Štěpáník, Stanislav
Publication date 2019-04-09
DOI 10.17239/L1ESLL-2019.19.02.05
Collection Special issue What is Grammar in Education Today
model of educational reconstruction
pedagogical content knowledge
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