ICT: An Effective Platform to Promote Writing Skills Among Chinese Primary School Pupils

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 4 December 2019

15 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2020

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Chua Chin Nee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Melor Md Yunus

National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Faculty of Education

Ashairi Suliman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: January 1, 2020

Abstract

Recently, the emergence and rapid growth of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have become an essential part of everyone’s life. People from all walks of life are utilizing social media for communication, especially the primary and secondary school pupils. Instead of restricting the usage of ICT among primary school pupils, ICT should be fully explored to nurture the habit of writing in the school. This study aims to explore the practicality of ICT in promoting pupils’ writing skills. Hence, social media serves as the core of the entire study. A qualitative research was conducted to illustrate the relationship between the use of social media and its role in promoting writing skills among 60 primary school pupils from Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. The research findings revealed that ICT serves as one of the useful and practical tools in promoting writing skills among the pupils. The results obtained from the survey were divided into several themes, which would be further discussed in the paper. In a nutshell, it is believed ICT and social media helps to promote writing skills among pupils, especially in learning English as a second language. The recommendation that can be derived from this study is that, it would be better to expose the pupils to write through social media under the surveillance of adults or teachers to make sure the learners are on the right track.

Keywords: Chinese primary school, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), promote, social media, writing skills

Suggested Citation

Chin Nee, Chua and Md Yunus, Melor and Suliman, Ashairi, ICT: An Effective Platform to Promote Writing Skills Among Chinese Primary School Pupils (January 1, 2020). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 4 December 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3512616 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3512616

Chua Chin Nee (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Melor Md Yunus

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

Bangi
Selangor
Malaysia

Ashairi Suliman

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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