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Plot comprehension and literary appreciation through dramatization

Mohd Rawian, Rafizah and Ismail, Nor Hasimah and Ab Jabar, Nordiana (2018) Plot comprehension and literary appreciation through dramatization. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 3 (17). pp. 15-24. ISSN 0128-164X

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Learning literature is often regarded as dry and tedious. Due to factors like language barriers, low self-motivation, and poor reading habit, many learners especially those who are learning English as a second or foreign language often face difficulties in comprehending and appreciating literary texts that are assigned to them. This action research investigated challenges faced by ESL learners when dealing with a plot of a literary text. It also disclosed ESL learners’ views about the influence of dramatization on their plot comprehension and literary appreciation. Dramatization was used as an intervention and data was collected through a self-reflection session, a naturalistic observation, and an interview protocol. The findings revealed that the respondents had some problems with the elements and development of a plot in a literary text. It was also discovered that dramatization had positively assisted the respondents’ comprehension of the elements and development of a plot in a literary text. It was also found that dramatization had increased the respondents’ literary appreciation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action Research, Dramatization, ESL Learners, Plot Comprehension, Literary Appreciation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Language, Civilisation and Philosophy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2020 02:45
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2020 02:45

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