The UiTM pre-service English teachers’ perceptions towards the effectiveness of literature courses to personal development / Nor Hidayati Abdullah

Abdullah, Nor Hidayati (2011) The UiTM pre-service English teachers’ perceptions towards the effectiveness of literature courses to personal development / Nor Hidayati Abdullah. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

Literature has been a fundamental element of language course in the Malaysian context of English as Second Language (ESL). The introduction of the literature enhanced curriculum in the Malaysian ESL context has triggered much discussion to the significance of teaching and learning literature in English language syllabus in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. However, there has not been much research done to investigate the effectiveness of the incorporation of literature learning in Malaysian higher educational institutions. Therefore, a survey is conducted amongst UiTM pre-service teachers who take literature as their minor in the attempts to investigate the perceptions of the effectiveness of literature courses to young adult learners. The focus of this research is on the perceptions of the effectiveness of literature towards students’ language proficiency, personal development and the overall perception of the literature courses. This research also specifically finds out the least and most effective literature courses among all that the samples have learned. Using quantitative approach, the research design is a descriptive research and the data is obtained via questionnaires. The findings of the study show that students have positive perception in acknowledging the effectiveness of literature. Thus, the findings of the study provide useful insights that will help policy makers and educators in designing more appropriate literature courses in ESL programmes to become an effective educational tool for students’ personal development.

Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pre-service English teachers’ perceptions; Literature courses; Personal development
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Types of education > Professional education > Special topics, A-Z > Practicums
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education > Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 00:37
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 00:37
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/15888

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