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Teaching approaches employed by secondary school English teachers when teaching literature component in English

Ramlan, Najah (2015) Teaching approaches employed by secondary school English teachers when teaching literature component in English. In: Persidangan Antarabangsa Kelestarian Insan Kali Ke-2 2015, 19-20 Oktober 2015, Seremban, Malaysia.


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Reading literature is included as a component in the new English language curriculum for all secondary schools in Malaysia which aimed to engage students in reading literature for enjoyment and self-development. However, it is difficult to implement these during the teaching of literature component in the real English language classroom setting. Therefore, this study aims to identify the teaching approaches that English language teachers use when teaching literature in class and the reasons behind the selection of approaches used. Questionnaire was used in collecting the data from 149 secondary schools English teachers in Pontian and Johor Bahm districts. In this study, it was found that teacher-centered approach is used rather than student-centered approach when teaching literature component. The reason was mahily because the students did not have the competency in English, so it is difficult to approach literature through student-centered way as suggested in the English language curriculum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Curriculum for Secondary Schools (ICSS) for English language syllabus; teaching approches; literature component in English; teacher-centered approach; student-centered approach
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Language and Communication
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 07:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 07:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7461
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