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|其他題名: ||A research of applying e-picture book in english project-based learning for 5th grade elementary school students|
|作者: ||莊璧瑋;Chuang, Pi-Wei|
|關鍵詞: ||專題式導向學習;英語電子繪本;行動研究;Project-Based Learning;English E-Picture Book;Action Research|
|上傳時間: ||2013-04-13 10:48:06 (UTC+8)|
The world is under the impact of rapid development of informational technology. Digital native generation’s life is always affected by the multimedia sight and sound stimulations. They have lost interest in traditional one-way English teaching method, so they show low learning attitude and ineffective learning outcomes on English learning. In order to enhance students'' motivation and attitude towards English, and thus achieve good learning outcomes, teachers should use informational technology and innovative teaching and learning activities. Researcher gives opportunities to students to show their capacity for using information within English learning. Thus, English learning would be more meaningful and more balanced to them.
Therefore, this action research aims to plan an English e-picture book PBL course for 5th grade students within 18 weeks. Researcher integrates English e-picture book into this course and designs appropriate teaching materials through systematic instructional design process for creative teaching and allows students to produce their own e-picture book project. In the implementation process, researcher observes the communication between team members, students’ learning attitude towards this project-based learning and the learning process of students'' English reading and writing performance. And then collects the feedbacks from students and expert teacher and researcher’s self-reflections to adjust the instructional design or strategies to obtain the research results and relevant recommendations.
The results show that the design of appropriate e-picture book as the English teaching materials and teaching activities can gradually increase the learners'' English learning motivation. Students show positive attitude towards PBL course. Especially e-picture books combined with many pictures, text and sound characteristics can cause students more attention and interaction on it. The students involved in the process of group works in the project course constantly communicate with the group members, share their ideas, learn from other’s advantages and construct their own knowledge and skills. They work together to solve problems encountered in the learning process allows their knowledge get more meaningful. When it comes to learning performance, this English e-picture book project-based course can continue to strengthen the learners’ IT application skills, English specking and listening skills. It can also enhance their English reading comprehension and writing performance, thus their English four skills would be more balanced. Finally, for the matter of teacher''s professional development, project-based learning curriculum design makes teachers to show their adequate professional knowledge and skills in order to guide students to complete the task. They also need to adjust their teaching according to students'' learning conditions at any time. This process let teachers achieve the goal of teaching professional growth.