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ERIC Number: EJ816940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Effects of Deductive and Inductive Approaches of Teaching on Jordanian University Students' Use of the Active and Passive Voice in English
Mohammed, Azmi Adel; Jaber, Hanna Abu
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p545-553 Jun 2008
This empirical study presented the description of two teaching methods called "deductive" and "inductive" approaches. The first involved providing a group of participants with rules and then examples directly and separately, but the second approach involves providing another group of participants with examples or content without offering explicit grammar rules, and so the students should induce such rules by themselves. This study investigated the effects of each approach and the interaction between "the type of teaching approach" and "the use of the active and passive voice sentences" in English as a foreign language (EFL). Ninety-three freshman and junior university students participated in this study. They were chosen randomly from three classes in two universities in Jordan. The method of the study included a pretest, two lessons for each group in the three classes and a posttest. The results of the study reveal a significant statistical result at the level of 0.05 between the two approaches for the deductive group. But there is no significant difference between classes for the same type of approach. There is also no significant effect for the interaction between approach and class. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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