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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2018, 11(2): 123-132 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Connectivism Instructional Method on English language learning of Students in Comparsion with Communicative and Grammar-Translation Methods
Mohammad Borna Mr 1, Mahboobeh Fooladchang Dr2
1- Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educative Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran , hamadsalem9918@yahoo.com
2- Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educative Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of connectivism instructional method on student’s English language learning in comparison with grammar-translation and communicative language teaching methods.
Methods: The current study was a 3 (instructional methods) *2 (genders) factorial design with pre-post-test. Statistical population included all the high school students in grade 3 from Ramhormoz city in Iran, who were studying in 2016-2017. Participants included students in six classes that were selected by available sampling method. Each of the classes was assigned to one of the three groups using the random division. The measuring instrument included an English language teacher - made test that was consisted of four main skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Results: Data was analyzed by descriptive statistic and MANCOVA through SPSS-23. The findings showed the connectivism instructional method was significantly more effective than other methods (P < 0.05). Communicative instructional method was more effective than grammar-translation method, too (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: Based on the results of this research, it is concluded that the application of connectivism instructional method were effective in improving the English language learning of the students. Accordingly, this research suggests the application of connectivism instructional method in order to increase English language learning as a foreign language for the students.
Keywords: connectivism theory, communicative language teaching approach, English language learning as a foreign language, grammar-translation method
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Theories of Learning and Teaching in Medical Sciences
Received: 2018/01/4 | Accepted: 2018/02/27 | Published: 2018/05/20
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Borna M, Fooladchang M. The Effect of Connectivism Instructional Method on English language learning of Students in Comparsion with Communicative and Grammar-Translation Methods. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2018; 11 (2) :123-132
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