Peer conferencing and teacher-student conferencing as alternative or combination revision strategies / Jayakaran Mukundan, Lor Siew Chu and Anealka Aziz Hussin

Mukundan, Jayakaran and Lor, Siew Chu and Aziz Hussin, Anealka (2006) Peer conferencing and teacher-student conferencing as alternative or combination revision strategies / Jayakaran Mukundan, Lor Siew Chu and Anealka Aziz Hussin. Journal of Language Studies, 2. pp. 63-89. ISSN 1823-6154

Abstract

It is a fallacy to assume that Form Five students in Malaysian schools have already mastered composition-writing strategies. Classroom teaching reveals that they still need to be assisted through effective strategies in composition writing in preparation for the SPM Examination Teachers therefore need to identify an appropriate strategy to assist them in essay writing. The strategies suggested are peer conferencing (Strategy 1) and teacher-student conferencing (Strategy 2) as revision strategies. The objectives of this study are to find out whether these revision strategies are able to improve their writing and to investigate which revision strategy can better assist students in composition writing. Results of the study showed that all students managed to get higher scores regardless of the strategy used. However, students that used Revision Strategy 2 achieved better scores than students that used Revision Strategy 1. It is suggested that teachers should use the strategies either in isolation or integrate both revision strategies in the teaching of writing composition. This is also the view of Campbell (1998) who says that peer and teacher feedback complement each other.

Metadata

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mukundan, JayakaranUNSPECIFIED
Lor, Siew ChuUNSPECIFIED
Aziz Hussin, AnealkaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Computer conferencing in education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Schools > Malaysia
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Types of education > Humanistic education. Liberal education > Computer-assisted education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education > Distance education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Academy of Language Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Language Studies
ISSN: 1823-6154
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 63-89
Item ID: 11463
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer conferencing, Teacher student conferencing, Revision
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11463

Download

[img] Text
AJ_JAYAKARAN MUKUNDAN JOLS 06.pdf

Download (818kB)

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year