Designing and Evaluating an Educational Innovation, Using K-W-L Strategy for the Trial
This is a case study of innovation through action research to introduce the ỉmprovement based on changing from traditional way to a kind of communicative approach to teach reading comprehension in class. With the description of the 5-step innovation, starting with (1) Discovering problem, and analyzing reasons; (2) Choosing A suitable strategy for trial; (3) The Preparation for implementing the strategy; (4) The Implementing the innovation and monitoring its progress; (5) The analysis of findings and Evaluating the innovation, mainly using Problem-solving model with a Normative re-educative strategy, it is a kind of selective contact change, which can be the illustration for the process of doing a research into the innovation in education. The aim of this study is to change students’ thinking about reading in class to make them interested in reading and improve their extra-activity of extensive reading. Until now the innovation somewhat has a little success. The trial focuses on the importance of the schema in comprehension especially in reading process. The hypothesis is that the KWL strategy: (a thinking-reading process) will help students to change from negative to positive attitude towards reading, to increase their reading time inside as well as outside the classroom in order to improve their reading skill. Analysis of the experimental and survey data indicated that students who received the treatments made lots of progress in reading skill as well as changed from negative to positive attitude towards reading. This article should be combined with the article “Trying K-W-L Strategy on Teaching Reading Comprehension to Passive Students in Vietnam”. International Journal of Language and Linguistics USA. ISSN 2330-0221, 2013, also written by Tran Thi Thanh Dieu, PhD, with detailed description of the trial. From this innovation it is concluded that more researches should be carried out to find out how to use this strategy effectively to make students accustomed to applying this method for their extra activities on extensive reading outside the classroom.
Tran Thi Thanh Dieu,
Designing and Evaluating an Educational Innovation, Using K-W-L Strategy for the Trial, International Journal of Language and Linguistics.
Vol. 7, No. 3,
2019, pp. 119-137.
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