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ERIC Number: EJ1156656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct-1
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Using Vocabulary Notebooks for Vocabulary Acquisition and Teaching
Dubiner, Deborah
ELT Journal, v71 n4 p456-466 Oct 2017
Vocabulary knowledge is recognized as an essential element for second language acquisition and reading comprehension. One known way to encourage and support vocabulary development amongst second language learners is keeping a vocabulary notebook. The primary purpose of the present study was to document two aspects of student teachers' own development: (1) linguistic (expansion of their own vocabulary) and (2) pedagogical (internalization of the approach and their readiness/willingness to use vocabulary notebooks in class; empathy towards their own students; and comprehension of the learning processes in light of their own successes and failures in vocabulary acquisition). Participants were 13 third-year students in an English teaching programme at a teachers' college in Israel. A mixed methodology was implemented. Results indicate positive outcomes in target vocabulary acquisition and retention. Results are discussed from theoretical and pedagogical perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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