Authors: Serrano-Lopez, Maria A..
Publication: (University of Arizona, Doctoral Dissertation.). 2003
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.