The Effects of Concept Mapping Strategy Instruction on Reading Strategy Utilization of EFL University Students

Ebrahimi, Maryam and Moini, M. Raouf (2012) The Effects of Concept Mapping Strategy Instruction on Reading Strategy Utilization of EFL University Students. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of instruction of concept mapping (CM) strategy as one of the metacognitive strategies on reading strategy utilization of Iranian EFL university students. Another purpose of the study was determining L2 learners’ attitudes towards use of CM strategy in reading tasks. A pretest-treatment-posttest design and CALLA model for the CM strategy instruction were used. A questionnaire consisting of 30 items (Global Strategies (13 items), Supportive Strategies (9 items), and Problem Solving Strategies (8 items) was used to find out the possible change in participants’ reading strategies utilization. The result of Paired Samples Statistics and t-test showed that after CM instruction participants’ applications of global strategies significantly increased, while the application of other strategies did not change. Moreover, the data obtained from CM questionnaire revealed that participants had significantly positive attitudes towards use of CM in reading tasks. Implications and pedagogical applications for EFL and ESL are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading comprehension, reading strategies, metacognitive strategies, concept mapping strategy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 13:28
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 13:28
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/902

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