Nurjanah Mohd Jaafar

Nurjanah Mohd Jaafar
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Centre for Research in Language and Linguistics

PhD

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This paper investigated the strategies used by Malaysian English as Second Language learners when reading a Biology passage in English accompanied with a diagram. We first identified the reading strategies employed by the learners before examining the effectiveness of the various reading strategies on comprehension. We also examined the role of Eng...
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Verbal input is integral and is the core component in any language learning materials. As such, despite the incorporation of non-verbal input to facilitate language learning, language learners, more often than not, give attention more to the verbal components as opposed to the non-verbal ones. This paper reports on a study undertaken to examine 28...
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The use of graphic representations is ubiquitous and essential in science-related domains. Research into learners' reading of materials that incorporate verbal and graphic representations (i.e. multi-representational materials) however suggests that graphics receive very little attention compared to text. Such a tendency is not ideal as comprehensi...
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Prensky (On the Horizon 9:1–6, 2001a, b) and other proponents of the concept of ‘digital natives’ claim that the current generation of undergraduates possesses advanced knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technologies and is highly motivated to learn in this mode. In contrast, there are studies that revealed a variation in the levels...
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Prensky (On the Horizon 9:1–6, 2001a, b) and other proponents of the concept of ‘digital natives’ claim that the current generation of undergraduates possesses advanced knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technologies and is highly motivated to learn in this mode. In contrast, there are studies that revealed a variation in the levels...
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This generation of students, born between 1980 and 1994, has grown up with technology from a very young age. They are hypothesized to possess sophisticated knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and are highly motivated to learn digitally. This implies a need to change the knowledge content and methods of delivery in u...
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Abstract: The integration of technology into language pedagogy has led to the widespread use of technological tools in teaching and learning. One such tool is digital storytelling (DST) which combines the art of storytelling with a variety of multimedia tools to enhance learning. Research has shown that the use of DST has positive effects on studen...
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Contradictions often occur when concepts that originated in the West are applied in other contexts. Such is the case when concepts like autonomy and attributions are introduced in the context of language education in Asia. The claim that autonomy is universally applicable is refuted when researchers revealed findings which indicate that some Asian...
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The English Language has always played a significant role in Malaysia's quest of becoming a developed nation. Despite this, the English proficiency level of Malaysian students is far from satisfactory. What are the reasons for this? Motivational studies have shown that Malaysian students realise the importance of English for their future developmen...

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