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A study on students’ choice of metaphor to describe the process of learning English at an institution of higher learning in Malaysia


Abdullah, Ahmad Nazri (2004) A study on students’ choice of metaphor to describe the process of learning English at an institution of higher learning in Malaysia. In: ASEAN Symposium on Educational Management and Leadership (ASEMAL4), 13 - 15 Disember 2004, Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The goals of curriculum differentiation are to find the closest, most comfortable fit between the learner and the curriculum and to vary the process or content or product to match the needs of the learner to help them reach that close fit. One way in which we can try to understand the differences in the learning needs of our students is through their choice of metaphors. This paper is designed to identify the perceptions of 140 first-semester Malay students at the Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering on how they view the process of learning English in general from a metaphorical perspective. It has the following objectives: to identify the overall pattern in choice of metaphors among respondents; to identify the differences in the choice of metaphors among the respondents based on gender; and to identify the differences in the choice of metaphors among the respondents based on fields of specialization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Education of Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 19 May 2011 05:02
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2891

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