Dalla ricerca alla didattica
Percorsi per un’educazione linguistica inclusiva
The chapter presents the approach, materials and results of Osservare l’interlingua, an action-research project for primary and junior-high schools. Combining the principles of active teaching, cooperative learning and process writing with the Interlanguage approach to language education, the project developed teaching units for the whole class where everyone can contribute according to their abilities. Such materials have been gathered in a syllabus, and the project’s effectiveness has been investigated through a series of empirical studies. These show that good language education can increase the average performance level of the whole class while at the same time reducing the gaps among students.