The Influence of Locality, Training and Teaching Experience on the Approaches to Teaching Literature

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019

16 Pages Posted: 6 May 2019

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Ashairi Suliman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Melor Md Yunus

National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Faculty of Education

Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 6, 2019

Abstract

Teaching and learning literature could be a daunting task for both instructors and learners. It requires teachers to employ suitable approaches and methodologies to ensure the effectiveness of the lesson. This serves as the main purpose of this study which is to discover the approaches employed by literature teachers. In addition, three significant dimensions will also be scrutinised which are locality, literature training and teaching experience. Utilizing questionnaire as the research instrument, this study involved 271 teachers as the respondents. Comparisons pertaining to the approaches employed based on locality, training and teaching experience were shown in the findings. To note, the majority of the respondents were found to be in favor of using simple terminologies as the most preferred approach. Meanwhile, the least favored approach was eliciting information from students. In addition, out of the three main variables, only teaching experience was found to show no significant difference. To summarise, locality, training and teaching experience may have significantly impacted teachers in selecting the approaches to be employed in a literature lesson. This may also assist in ensuring that the teaching and learning of literature reach its visions.

Keywords: English literature, approaches to teaching literature, literature training, locality, teaching experience

Suggested Citation

Suliman, Ashairi and Md Yunus, Melor and Yusoff Mohd Nor, Mohamed, The Influence of Locality, Training and Teaching Experience on the Approaches to Teaching Literature (April 6, 2019). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3367502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3367502

Ashairi Suliman (Contact Author)

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Melor Md Yunus

National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Faculty of Education ( email )

Bangi
Selangor
Malaysia

Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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