Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Education
Rossi-Kennedy Methodology at the Core of Teaching/Learning the Skill of English Speaking
Shirlene Rossi-Kennedy, Magali Andreia Rossi
This article discusses the Rossi-Kennedy Methodology, its concepts and results, which makes it innovative for its relation to the development of higher psychological functions. The objective of this research is to test the concepts which encompasses the Methodology. The PID (Pragmatix Instructional Design) aims to assist adults as well as children, but more specifically learners who present less ability in developing the Skill of English Speaking. Training between 2-3-hour lessons was applied, individually, to Brazilian learners of English. Teacher-learner interactions, mediational strategies (e.g., Portuguese/English), were analyzed based on the eight concepts that encompasses the Methodology. The eight concepts are: DAs – Divergent Areas, Mechanisms, Instability/Interference, PSD – Pragmatix Situational Design, PIS – Pragmatix Interference System, MOT – Moment Of Tension, Demystifying, PID – Pragmatix Instructional Design, which were described revealing how the higher psychological functions can be developed more successfully. The result presents a high average of concept marks recognition defined by the methodology, the increase in a number of full sentences reproduced by the learners after training, culminating in the Skill of English Speaking acceleration development.
keywords: TLSES, Demystifying, PSD, PID, MOT.