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Volume 12 Number 1, 2021
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Yu, Q. (2021). Approaching Chinese Radical Awareness through 3D Printing. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 12(1), 1-22.
[俞巧娜. (2021). 用3D打印培养汉字偏旁意识. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 12(1), 1-22.]

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Radical awareness has proven beneficial for Chinese character learning. Although radical knowledge is typically introduced at the early stages of L2 Chinese learning, its application is often delayed. This exploratory case study explored an innovative technology-mediated task design to introduce 3D printing to character teaching. The 3D printed characters physically reshaped the learning unit from stroke to component and introduced haptic learning. Upon completion of the 3D character project, the learner exhibited improved recognition of form and meaning for radicals, characters, and the interactions thereof. The learner was better able to notice the size, meaning, form variation of radicals, and the in-depth configuration and compositional logic of components, as well as to restructure character network via radicals. Additionally, by viewing the task as an interactional blueprint to engage teacher-student collaboration, this study iteratively developed a 3D character task series comprised of 3D character composing, radical knowledge instruction, character network building, and handwriting practice.

培养汉字偏旁意识有助于学习汉字。汉语二语学习者往往在学习初期就接触到偏旁部首,却无法及时掌握并应用。本文通过探索性个案研究将3D打印引入汉字教学,发现3D汉字帮助学习者实现了汉字学习单位由笔画到偏旁部首的转变。学习者通过完成一系列3D汉字任务提高了应用偏旁部首知识的能力,加深了对偏旁的大小、意义、形状变化、汉字结构及构字法的认知,并能通过偏旁将汉字进行关联、重组。另外,本文通过开放性的任务设计由师生共同参与、摸索出了一套由3D汉字重组、偏旁教学、汉字网络建构、汉字手写构成的组合任务。

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