ERIC Number: EJ1046294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Realising Personalised Vocabulary Learning in the Hong Kong Context via a Personalised Curriculum Featuring "Student-Selected Vocabulary"
Choi, Mui Lan; Ma, Qing
Language and Education, v29 n1 p62-78 2015
This paper proposes a personalised instructional strategy, "student-selected vocabulary," to facilitate secondary school students' vocabulary building. It then reports how this personalised instructional strategy was implemented and evaluated through a teacher-led intervention study of 57 low-achieving Hong Kong secondary school students. Data were collected with multiple measures: student-made vocabulary cards, paper questionnaires, and personalised vocabulary tests. The findings show that these low-achieving students selected words to learn in a responsible way to meet with their academic needs and achieved good retention rates of their personalised curriculum. Evidence also shows that learner differences were catered for and well addressed in this innovative personalised vocabulary pedagogy.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students, Intervention, Low Achievement, Questionnaires, Retention (Psychology), Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Environment, Profiles, Cognitive Style
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong