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ERIC Number: ED549659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
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Visual Materials, Staging, and the Internet in Literature Classrooms
Arikan, Arda
Online Submission, Mediterranean Journal of Humanities v4 n1 p45-51 2014
The aim of this paper is to show, through applicable activities; how the use of visuals can alter the way we teach literature in English as a foreign language classrooms. I designed a syllabus for the course titled "Introduction to British Literature I and II" in which visual materials were used to teach some major literary terms and movements. Two main data sources; the instructor's memos and prospective teachers' opinions of these activities were collected for this research study. Fashioned so as to build a more interactive literature classroom, the syllabus was realized with second year pre-service 22 ELT teachers and the findings suggest that using visual materials in literature classrooms can energize and motivate prospective teachers, energize the classroom interaction, bring greater motivation, and nurture students' need to concretize some of the abstract notions they studied. In this paper, descriptions of the tasks are given followed by the opinions of the students on these activities.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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