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ERIC Number: ED529829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Efficiency of English for Academic Purposes Activity in Students' Language Education: Developing the System of External and Internal Perspectives
Zascerinska, Jelena
Online Submission, Paper presented at the European Conference on Education Research (Helsinki, Finland, Aug 23-27, 2010)
The paradigm change from an input based teaching/learning process to an outcome based process (D. Bluma, 2008, p. 673) reveals efficiency of contribution applied to enhance students' learning outcomes to become particularly important for the development of education and culture change in the constantly changing environment. Aim of the research is to analyze efficiency of English for Academic Purposes activity for the improvement of students' communicative competence in language education. The analysis involves a process of analyzing the meaning of the key concepts "English for Academic Purposes activity" and "outcome evaluation." Moreover, the study demonstrates how the key concepts are related to the idea of "efficiency." The qualitative evaluation research has been used. The sample involved 10 master students of Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia, in 2007-2008. The students' communicative competence was a criterion of efficiency of English for Academic Purposes activity. Descriptive statistics was implemented for primary data analysis. Secondary data processing included test reliability. The findings of the research allow drawing conclusions on efficiency of English for Academic Purposes activity for the improvement of students' communicative competence. Directions of further research are elaborated. (Contains 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia