Constructivism in the ESL writing classroom: A case for collaborative essay writing / Noor Hanim Rahmat

Rahmat, Noor Hanim (2014) Constructivism in the ESL writing classroom: A case for collaborative essay writing / Noor Hanim Rahmat. Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 2 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1823-464X

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Abstract

This paper reports a case study on how movies and collaborative writing influence ESL writing
classroom. The Constructivist theory emphasizes that learning environment can be effective
when it emphasizes the use of authentic tasks in a meaningful context (Jonassen, 1999). Instead
of learning academic writing from textbook context which students may neither be familiar with
nor find them interesting, movies help bring fun into the academic writing classroom. Using
movies also helps make learning authentic as students learn from something they are familiar
with. Furthermore, learners need to form mental images when they learn in the classroom and
movies can help to do that. In addition to that, Mulligan & Garofalo (2011) found that
collaborative writing enhances students’ writing and lowers anxiety associated with completing
the task alone. This study involves students using the contents of a movie to write academic
essays using collaborative approach. Findings of this research will reveal interesting implication
in the teaching of writing.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Rahmat, Noor Hanim
patanim@gmail.com
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Interactive multimedia
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Cognitive learning. Thinking skills. Critical thinking
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Tutors and tutoring
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
ISSN: 1823-464X
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-15
Official URL: https://cplt.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 29532
Uncontrolled Keywords: ESL writing classroom, Contructivist theory, collaborative writing, movies
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29532

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