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Using IT in the English classroom: Its impact on Swedish students' performance and motivation
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Information Technology (IT) has been integrated in many foreign-language classrooms for some decades now. However, one of the many questions related to IT at school is whether it is beneficial for students and, if yes, in what way.

This study compares two different teaching approaches in the English classroom in a Swedish secondary school. A digital approach and a traditional approach were tested during some teaching sessions, where two groups of students were compared to gauge the possible influence of IT on performance. In addition, questionnaires were administered to the students in order to measure their opinion of IT use in general and whether they find it motivating in class.

The results suggest that a digital approach can boost performance and create more positive attitudes among the students than the more traditional approach. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Litteratur och språk: Forskning vid Institutionen för Humaniora, ISSN 1653-1701LÄRARUTBILDNINGEN
Keyword [en]
IT, ICT, technology, computers, digitalization, motivation, EFL (English as a Foreign Language), education, Sweden, high school, SDT (self-determination theory), performance, pedagogy
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27600OAI: diva2:790353
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2014-06-18, R2-043, GÅSMYREVRETEN, Hus R, Högskoleplan 2, Mälardalens Högskola, Västerås, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2015-05-19 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2015-05-19Bibliographically approved

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