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Pre-service ESL teachers' perceptions of parody integration in digital stories

Abdul Latiff, Azmi and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2013) Pre-service ESL teachers' perceptions of parody integration in digital stories. World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), 21. pp. 28-35. ISSN 1818-4952

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Advancement in digital technology has led to the increase in popularity of digital videos. Online videos are easily accessible to users through Youtube and similar networks. The language learning and teaching field in particular has also benefitted from the technological advancements in digital video production. One of its uses is in the teaching of language through humour. The use of digital videos could'help create a humorous atmosphere in the class. Substantial number of research has been conducted on the use of humor in language classes but most of them are based onprinted materials. This study attempts to use the videos on Youtube to create parody as a means of developing their language skills. It seeks to investigate students' perception of integrating elements of humour in the digital stories. The study aimsto capture the language of humor used by the studentsthrough the videos that they produced. In order to do this, a groupof ESL pre-service teachers were given the task to produce a humorous video-based (on Youtube) digital story. Self-administered online questionnaire was used to elicit their responses. Overall, most of the teacher trainees gave positive feedback to the given task. From the pedagogical perspective, the research concludes that producing humorous video-based digital story could be used to improve students' language skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital storytelling; parody; humor; perception; writing
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Humanities
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 08:36
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 08:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4259
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