The Influence of Audio vs. Multimedia Classroom Instruction on Critical Thinking of EFL Learners

Ivanovska, Lela (2021) The Influence of Audio vs. Multimedia Classroom Instruction on Critical Thinking of EFL Learners. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Information and Internet Technologies - AIIT 2021, October 15th, 2021, Zrenjanin, Serbia.

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Abstract

The popularity of information technology (IT) over the past decade has brought about the innovative use of the Internet in English language learning and teaching process. Using computers and Internet can improve EFL learners’ language abilities, and they also reach real learning experiences. They gain the opportunity to access useful language resources and communicate with native English speakers through computers and Internet. Critical thinking is a higher-order cognitive skill that is indispensable to students, readying them to respond to a variety of complex problems that are sure to arise in their personal and professional lives. The aim of the paper is to explore the relationship between critical thinking ability of EFL learners and the use of different media such as audio vs. visual texts in English classes. The participants of this study are 80 first year university students from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Bitola, North Macedonia. Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Questionnaire is used as an instrument to evaluate the learners’ critical thinking. For these purposes MANOVA was used. In this paper we specifically focus on the use of audio and multimedia files in order to extend the students critical thinking skills through interactive activities that force them to diverse opinions, analyze and synthesize course content. The results revealed that video materials with text performed better than audio group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Andrijana Bocevska
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 14:54
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 14:54
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6881

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