Authors: Serrano-Lopez, Maria A..

Article: Three-dimensional clay modeling instruction: A pathway to spatial concept formation in second language learners..

Publication: (University of Arizona, Doctoral Dissertation.). 2003

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Maria Serrano, Ph.D, determined that a clay modeling approach adapted from Davis Symbol Mastery was more effective than other study methods among college students for learning words representing new concepts in a foreign language.  This work is also discussed in the chapter, “Materializing linguistic concepts through 3-D clay modeling” in the book Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages, by James P. Lantolf and Matthew E. Poehner.

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