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ERIC Number: EJ1212804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-0578
Effects of Multimodal Tasks on Students' Critical Reading Ability and Perceptions
Varaporn, Savika; Sitthitikul, Pragasit
Reading in a Foreign Language, v31 n1 p81-108 Apr 2019
This study investigated the effects of multimodal tasks on critical reading ability and perceptions of Thai university students. To compare effects on critical reading ability, students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups and assessed with pre- and post-critical reading tests. Furthermore, reflective journals and semi-structured interviews were used to gain in-depth information about students' perceptions towards the multimodal tasks. The findings revealed that the experimental group with the treatment of multimodal tasks outperformed the control group in critical reading test scores. Furthermore, evidence from the reflective journals and semi-structured interviews showed that students generally had a positive perception of the multimodal tasks. The multimodal tasks not only assisted them in proposing critical reading ideas and fostered analytical thinking skills, but also enhanced intrinsic motivation and learning autonomy.
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand (Bangkok)