Authors: Serrano-Lopez, Maria and Matthew E. Poehner.
Article: Materializing linguistic concepts through 3-D clay modeling.
Publication: Sociocultural theory and the teaching of second languages (Equinox Pub.). 2008
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 chapter is based on research conducted in support of a doctoral dissertation, Three-dimensional clay modeling instruction: A pathway to spatial concept formation in second language learners.