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The Role of a Learner Engagement Manual in the Dynamics of the Language Classroom

1Teaching English as a Foreign Language Department, Ajman University of Science and Technology, PO Box 346, Ajman / UAE


American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 3, 234-247
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-3-3
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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Randa Abdou Soliman. The Role of a Learner Engagement Manual in the Dynamics of the Language Classroom. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(3):234-247. doi: 10.12691/education-4-3-3.

Correspondence to: Randa  Abdou Soliman, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Department, Ajman University of Science and Technology, PO Box 346, Ajman / UAE. Email: ajac.randa.s@ajman.ac.ae

Abstract

This study addresses the pressing need of engaging learners of English as a foreign language at basic education level in meaningful learning experiences. It investigates the role of a learner engagement manual on classroom dynamics. The researcher designed a learner engagement manual and trained twenty pre-service teachers at the College of Education and Basic Sciences at Ajman University of Science and Technology on using it at practical training schools. An observation sheet was applied before the training on the manual. It was later applied to the same classrooms after the training. Descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviation and Wilcoxcon equation using the SPSS Version 20 were used to measure the effectiveness of the manual. Results show that the learner engagement manual helps both teachers and learners create an entertaining, dynamic and engaging classroom. These results have an implication for curriculum developers, teachers and test developers for involving learners as active participants in all aspects of the teaching-learning process.

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