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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Language learning strategies, strategy training, and the 6 Steps to Success

Spronz, Kaitlyn Ann 14 August 2012 (has links)
Language learning strategies (LLS) have been a popular topic in the SLA literature since their conception by Joan Rubin in 1975. In the beginning, the focus was placed on what constituted an LLS and which learner variables affected strategy use. More recently, the field has moved to the practical application of LLS research: strategy training. Strategy training research has focused on student and teacher beliefs, classroom culture and students’ culture, explicit vs. implicit instruction, and language of instruction and has had largely positive findings. These issues are explored, then made manifest in a review of four popular strategy training models: The CALLA, Oxford, Grenfell and Harris, and SBI. Drawing on the LLS research and these four models, I propose a new model for strategy training: the 6 Steps to Success. As the title indicates, the 6 Steps to Success includes 6 steps: 1) beginning of course assessment/awareness raising; 2) continued assessment of student needs/awareness raising; 3) explicit teaching and modeling; 4) practice; 5) evaluation, 6) end of course evaluation. Five lesson plans are then given to demonstrate the 6 Steps to Success in action. / text

Disciplinary differences in students' approaches to the learning task / Disciplinary differences in student learning

Dubuc, Paul A. January 1999 (has links)
This study investigated disciplinary differences in students' approaches to the learning task. Students in introductory undergraduate courses (English, psychology, education, engineering) had different levels of academic self-concept, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and the use of surface learning strategies. They did not differ however, in their subject motivation or their use of critical thinking or time management strategies. Course differences were found in how student academic self-concept and motivation related to their use of learning strategies, and in turn, how these variables predicted final course grades. Across disciplines, a higher-quality approach to the learning task, as emphasized by students and professors, related to academic achievement but in unexpected ways. Disciplinary differences in students' learning approaches suggest that general models of student learning, such as self-regulation theory, should be applied within academic disciplines.

Assessing the Invisible : Teachers' views on the assessment of language-learning strategies in Swedish upper secondary school

Sahuric Bank, Matilda January 2014 (has links)
When revising the curriculum for the Swedish upper secondary school in 2011, language-learning strategies were added to the description of the subject of English. It was also added to the core content and to the grading criteria, which in its turn has added a new dimension to teaching and assessing L2. By problematizing the teachers’ subjective views on assessment of these new criteria, the hypothesis, according to which teachers find assessing language learning strategies, in English 5, difficult, is discussed. Skolverket’s policy documents, the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR scale) and researchers’ findings are compared to the teachers’ views. In order to provide an image of how teachers interpret the new assessment guidelines, and how teachers interpret problems related to assessment, six teachers from different upper secondary schools have been interviewed on their opinions about language-learning strategies. The interviews indicate that even though teachers are positive to the inclusion of language-learning strategies in the course description, the strategies are difficult to detect. One consequence is that the results of strategy use are assessed rather than actual strategy use.

The learning strategies of adult immigrant learners of English: quantitative and qualitative perspectives

Lunt, Dr Helen January 2000 (has links) (PDF)
This study examines the use of language learning strategies by a group of adult immigrant learners of English attending government-funded classes in Australia. It attempts to identify the language learning strategies reported by the learners and the particular factors which are influential on their use. / The study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data on language learning strategy use. The quantitative data comprised the responses of 154 learners to the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) (Oxford, 1990), while protocols such as classroom observation, stimulated recall and think-aloud protocols, and individual and group interviews with the investigator were employed to gather qualitative data on strategy use from nineteen of the original 154 learners. / The subjects’ response scores to two of the six SILL subscales, Compensation and Affective, were discarded after analyses of reliability revealed that those quantitative data were not reliable. The remaining four subscales were then analysed using SPSS. Coding and analyses of the qualitative data were conducted using the computer software Non numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and Theory-building (NUD*IST). / Results of the analysis of subjects’ responses to the SILL indicated a ‘high-medium’ use of the majority of SILL items and an overall preference for the use of Social strategies. Little effect was found for independent variables on reported strategy use. Analysis of the qualitative data, using NUD*IST, confirmed some of the SILL responses and also revealed additional strategies and factors, particularly of motivation, which were important and influential to the language learning of the immigrant adult subjects. / The conclusion is reached that, in the case of the immigrant ESL learners involved in the study, the use of strategies is an individual choice and is consequent on the motivation which the learner brings to the learning situation. This motivation had been shaped by interacting internal and external factors, by the learner’s past experience and current life context. / The thesis discusses the significance and limitations of the study, together with the theoretical, methodological and pedagogical implications which arise from the findings and suggests areas for further research.

Factors that influence learning retention for industrial maintenance technicians

Reinhardt, Douglas J. January 2007 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2007. / Includes bibliographical references.

Contriving establishing operations responsese of individuals with developmental disabilities during learning task /

Zayac, Ryan M. January 2005 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis--Auburn University, 2005. / Abstract. Includes bibliographic references.

A phenomenographic analysis of elementary teacher candidates' conceptions of geography /

Earle, Brian D. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Texas State University--San Marcos, 2008. / Vita. Appendix: leaves 174-182. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-173). Also available on microfilm.

An analysis of the relationship between learning styles and interaction in online discussions in distance education courses at the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Freyer, Eva I. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.

A literary review of engaged learning and strategies that can be used in planning and implementing instruction that engages students in the learning process

Olson Joshua L. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.

An investigation into the effects of vocabulary learning strategy training on secondary school students in Hong Kong

Lok, Ho-sin. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M. A.)--University of Hong Kong, 2007. / Title proper from title frame. Also available in printed format.

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