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Use of project-based learning in increasing students' vocabulary knowledge & communicative ability


Shafaei, Azadeh and Poorverdi, Mona and Parvizi, Behnaz (2007) Use of project-based learning in increasing students' vocabulary knowledge & communicative ability. In: The Second Biennial International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia : Exploring New Frontiers (TELiA2), 14-16 June 2007, Holiday Villa Beach & Spa Resort, Langkawi. Faculty of Communication and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-983-42061-2-3

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Abstract

The paper reports on a study that examined the use of Project-Based Learning (PBL) increasing students’ vocabulary knowledge. The study was conducted in some private institutes for some Iranian junior high school students.After applying the approach and conducting post-test, significant differences were observed. This approach can be used as a training tool to help acquire vocabulary. The Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach in education often generates justifiable enthusiasm among those who have become frustrated with the limitations of traditional lecture-based education. In recent years, it has been widely acknowledged that classes designed by utilizing Project-Based Learning (PBL) are effective in enhancing the problem-solving ability of students.In PBL-based classes, students worked in groups and tried to apply their knowledge to solve the problems by themselves; therefore, such classes were effective in improving students’ vocabulary knowledge and communication abilities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Organized by Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Communication and Modern Language, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 02:22
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 02:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3273

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