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ERIC Number: ED521065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 258
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 129
The Effectiveness of Keyword-Based Instruction in Enhancing English Vocabulary Achievement and Retention of Intermediate Stage Pupils with Different Working Memory Capacities
Al-Zahrani, Mona Abdullah Bakheet
Online Submission, M.Ed. Thesis, Taif University
The current study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of keyword-based instruction in enhancing English vocabulary achievement and retention of intermediate stage pupils with different working memory capacities. The study adopted a quasi experimental design employing two groups (experimental and control). The design included an independent variable (keyword method), two dependent variables (vocabulary achievement and vocabulary retention ) which were measured by the achievement vocabulary test and a classification variable (working memory capacity) which was measured by working memory tasks. The sample of the study consisted of 3rd intermediate grade pupils from two intermediate schools in Taif (N=96). The pupils were divided into two groups experimental and control. The experimental group (N=47) was taught the vocabulary of the first term of English language book of 3rd intermediate grade through keyword method. The control group (N=49) was taught the same vocabulary through traditional method. The two group's scores were analyzed using Two-way ANOVA. Results revealed that keyword method had a positive effect on the learners' vocabulary achievement and retention. Also, results showed that pupils with high WMC were better than pupils with medium and low WMC in both vocabulary achievement and retention. Finally, the results revealed that the interaction between keyword method and WMC had a main effect on both dependent variables (Vocabulary achievement and retention). Ten appendixes present: (1) Subjects' Mean Age; (2) Vocabulary Achievement Test (VAT); (3) Jury Members; (4) Formal Letters for Permission; (5) Items Analysis of VAT; (6) Working Memory Tasks; (7) Teacher's Guide; (8) Pupil's Worksheets; (9) Validation Checklist of Teacher's Guide and Pupil's Worksheets; and (10) Examples of Some Pupils' Drawings. An Arabic summary is also included. (Contains 21 tables and 14 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia