Pornapit Darasawang

Pornapit Darasawang
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi | KMUTT · School of Liberal Arts

PhD in TESOL

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Introduction
Pornapit Darasawang currently works at the School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. Pornapit does research in Language Education, Teacher Education and Teaching Methods. Their most recent publication is 'Innovation in Language Teaching: The Thai Context'.

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This classroom-based study investigated the antecedents of epistemic curiosity among 25 Thai university students in an English oral communication course. Using a whole-class survey and focus group interview, we recursively asked the students to describe a time in class when they experienced epistemic curiosity and the reasons behind it. A modified...
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In the last decade, Language MOOCs have attracted a lot of interest for their potential to enhance language learning. However, how learners engage with MOOC environments and realise their benefits, remains unclear. The current study adopts activity theory (Engeström in J Educ Work 14:133–156, 2001) as a lens to comprehend the affordances and limita...
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Given the large amounts of learning data they generate and their flexible nature, Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs) allow for the emergence of various forms of personalisation. This study examines how 137 language learners personalised their learning in a Language MOOC on English presentation skills. It also investigates learner-reporte...
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Despite their popularity, there remains a challenge as to how success should be measured in Language MOOCs. Although traditional metrics such as completion rates have often been adopted, they have failed to take into account the fact that learners enrol in LMOOCs with different learning goals. This study examined how success is perceived in an LMOO...
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In the last decade, there has been a great deal of interest in language MOOCs (LMOOCs) and their potential to offer learning opportunities for large audiences, including those in disadvantaged communities. However, experiences and research have shown MOOCs to suffer from several challenges. Chief among these have been low participation and completi...
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In the last decade, there has been a great deal of interest in language MOOCs (LMOOCs) and their potential to offer learning opportunities for large audiences, including those in disadvantaged communities. However, experiences and research have shown MOOCs to suffer from several challenges. Chief among these have been low participation and completi...
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This study attempts to answer one straightforward question: “what is the relationship between students’ proficiency level and their willingness to communicate?”, i.e., their “readiness to enter into discourse at a particular time with a specific person or persons”, using an L2 Understanding the link between proficiency and WTC is important as a gre...
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This classroom-based study investigated the antecedents of boredom among Thai university students enrolled in an English oral communication course. The primary data collection tool was a whole-class survey (n = 25) eliciting the learners’ boredom experiences in a particular class over the course of seven weeks. Concurrently, focus group interviews...
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This article recounts my experience in enhancing my students' boredom regulation by designing, implementing, and evaluating a strategy instruction project. The project was undertaken with 25 Thai university students enrolled in my English oral communication course for 15 weeks. The project began with exploring how and why my students experienced bo...
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Despite the widespread interest in autonomy and its inclusion in many teacher education programmes, if and how teachers foster autonomy in the classroom is not well-known (Nasri et al., 2015). Especially, in-depth studies of teachers’ practices and the factors that influence these are thin on the ground. For this reason, this study was conducted to...
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This is an exploratory study which investigates a young learner constructionist classroom’s knowledge constructions by using computers. It is part of an on-going research which had ten participants ranging between 6-7 years of age. However, in this study only three participants out of the ten have been covered. The study was conducted in a project-...
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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were first introduced to the wider public in 2008, with the first language MOOCs appearing in 2012. Following the initial hype (The New York Times crowned 2012 the Year of the MOOC), practical experiences and research studies have surfaced a number of problems with the way they had been conceived and implemented....
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The study reported in this article examined why some highly efficacious learners failed in an online foreign language course based on Bandura's theory of self-efficacy. The study was conducted as part of a project investigating the self-efficacious foreign language learners in an online writing course. The motivation behind the study was that the s...
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Understanding teachers’ beliefs about scoring procedures can be beneficial for educators in order to understand factors including challenges the teachers face when dealing with writing evaluation. This study investigated teachers’ beliefs about scoring procedures through the narrative approach. Their stories were revealed through repertory grid int...
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In the context of second language acquisition, several variables, such as language task, learning strategies and style preferences, influence the effectiveness of learning. When the tasks are done in group because it is regarded as one of the tools to encourage students to collaboratively construct their knowledge and to develop the skills needed f...
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This study aims to explore the engagement of a 7-year-old learner who was learning integrated English in a project-based constructionist classroom of a school in Thailand. He was usually the slowest in the group during tasks/activities and in spite of having speech clarity problems had shown an initial motivation to learn English, although later du...
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On reading through all of the main chapters in this book, one aspect that stood out was the wide range of areas covered. The full gamut of educational levels is considered: from primary (Chapter 10) through secondary (Chapters 5 and 6) and undergraduate (Chapters 6, 7 and 9) to postgraduate (Chapters 3 and 4) as well as commercial schools (Chapter...
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Self-Access Centres (SACs) contain facilities and materials that encourage learners to learn on their own. In Asia, where English is used as either a foreign language or a second language and where English is regarded as one of the compulsory requirements for selecting students to study at all levels or to recruit new employees, mastering English i...
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This book is concerned with the study of innovation in English language education, in particular in the Thai context. It draws lessons from recent experiences in implementing innovation that can be useful for future developments, both in Thailand and abroad. This chapter begins by describing how English language education in Thailand has developed...
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This qualitative study aims at investigating the relationship among cognitive styles, learning strategies and task. In order to determine the dominant cognitive styles of the subjects, questionnaires designed by Kolb (2005) were distributed to 778 engineering students. From the data analysis, it was found that two cognitive styles-'diverger' and 'a...
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This qualitative study aims at investigating the relationship among cognitive styles, learning strategies and task. In order to determine the dominant cognitive styles of the subjects, questionnaires designed by Kolb (2005) were distributed to 778 engineering students. From the data analysis, it was found that two cognitive styles-'diverger' and 'a...
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This qualitative study aims at investigating the relationship among cognitive styles, learning strategies and task. In order to determine the dominant cognitive styles of the subjects, questionnaires designed by Kolb (2005) were distributed to 778 engineering students. From the data analysis, it was found that two cognitive styles-'diverger' and 'a...
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Group dynamics of engineering undergraduates with different learning styles while completing two group-work tasks
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Group dynamics of engineering undergraduates with different learning styles while working in group
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With the popularity of distance learning in the form of online learning throughout Thai education today, understanding the attributes of successful online learners has become very crucial because it can help course developers to prepare materials and help for learners. This study focuses on the attributes of learners who study language in a distanc...
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Self-efficacy, i.e. the belief that the person can successfully complete a task and control his own learning, plays an important role in how a learner effectively manages his own learning over time and across situations. This study focuses on self-efficacy of students who study writing in a distance learning mode because writing skills are difficul...
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In language learning contexts, learning styles have been investigated based on sensory, personality or cognitive styles such as field dependence/ field independence which reflect how learners perform in a learning environment. However, this study chose Kolb's inventory as an instrument to investigate students' cognitive styles in order to reveal th...
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Introduction This chapter deals with language support, or resources and systems for facilitating language learning outside the classroom. Language support encompasses institutional support mechanisms such as self-access facilities and online materials provision, but also refers to a pedagogical approach to learning that places the individual at the...
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Adopting Vygotsky's socio-cultural perspective, this case study aims to explore and describe how a supervisor's scaffolding create learning opportunities for a student to practise critical thinking and responding ability in PhD face-to-face supervisory talk. Data was collected through audio-taping which was then used as the basis for a stimulated r...
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The preparation of out-of-class learning not only focuses on advice to learners about how to take responsibility for their own language learning, but also involves helping teachers to become aware of their roles in guiding learners towards autonomy. Self-access centre use represents one means for students to engage in out-of-class learning. Such ce...
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This study investigates the relationships between connectedness in discourse and the in-text comments that tutors write on postgraduate essays at a Thai university. Connectedness was divided into cohesion, propositional coherence and interactional coherence which were analysed using Hoey's lexical analysis [Hoey, M. (1991). Patterns of lexis in tex...
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At the beginning of 2004, the Thai Ministry of Education established 80 self-access centres called SEARs (Students English Access Rooms) in secondary schools across the country. These SEARs are designed as a resource for students to help train them in how to learn according to their own learning styles, develop ability for self-directed learning an...
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Introduction Self-assessment is a key issue in autonomous learning as it enables learners to set goals and to monitor and evaluate their own learning. Because of the importance of self-assessment, a whole course is devoted to the issue on the MA program in Resource Based Learning (RBL) at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. This cours...

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