Pre-service teachers' reflection on the use of self-developed english language teaching materials for english as a second language students

Noriah Ismail, Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri, Normah Ismail, Supyan Hussin

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This case study presents the reflection and perceptions of twelve pre-service ESL teachers from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) on the use of self-developed ELT resources and materials for language classrooms courses in real classroom environments. This study explores the pre-service teachers' cognition, which is defined as an integrated system of beliefs, assumptions, and knowledge (BAK) to discover whether their teaching experiences altered their conceptions about the two different sets of ELT materials they developed (the theme-based and the ordinary/nontheme based) and used for Form One secondary school students based on their retrospective reflections and comments after the implementation of the materials in the classroom context. The findings indicate that the pre-service ESL teachers perceived the importance of the use of theme-based, authentic, familiar/suitable (Malaysian) contexts in developing effective teaching material. They also reflected on the significance of the use of the integrated approach and cooperative learning activities in planning their lessons as well as the need to consider the learners' interest towards the materials used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • BAK
  • ELT
  • ESL
  • Teacher cognition
  • Theme-based teaching materials

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Pre-service teachers' reflection on the use of self-developed english language teaching materials for english as a second language students. / Ismail, Noriah; Mohd Ariff Albakri, Intan Safinas; Ismail, Normah; Hussin, Supyan.

In: International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2014, p. 35-51.

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