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Literature as an Educational Tool: A Study about Learning through Literature and How Literature Contributes to the Development of Vocabulary
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim and purpose of this essay is to investigate how literature can be used as an educational tool and as a source for learning acquisition. More specifically, this essay investigates whether literature can facilitate vocabulary acquisition by exploring different aspects of learning through literature and by implementing a study to see how literature contributes to the development of vocabulary. The results of the study show improvement on vocabulary breadth with the help of literature and consequently serve to reinforce the importance of literature and substantiate the reasons why literature is used in school. This essay can serve as supplementary evidence for the significance and relevance of literature as an educational tool. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Learning through literature, vocabulary acquisition, literature as an educational tool, language development
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14337Archive number: EN1:5/2013OAI: diva2:625104
Subject / course
English language education
Educational program
Education – upper secondary school
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2013-07-11Bibliographically approved

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