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Community of inquiry method and language skills acquisition: empirical evidence

Preece, Abdul Shakour Duncan and Bularafa, Mohammed Waziri (2015) Community of inquiry method and language skills acquisition: empirical evidence. Journal of Education and Practice, 6 (27). pp. 89-93. ISSN 2222-1735 E-ISSN 2222-288X

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The study investigates the effectiveness of community of inquiry method in preparing students to develop listening and speaking skills in a sample of junior secondary school students in Borno state, Nigeria. A sample of 100 students in standard classes was drawn in one secondary school in Maiduguri metropolis through stratified random sampling technique. A self-developed questionnaire was used in generated the data from the respondents and data was analysed using descriptive consisting of mean and standard deviation as well as and inferential statistics one way ANOVA and multiple regression analysis (MRA).The findings show that speaking skill is stronger than that of listening; gender is significant predictor of speaking skill and no significant difference between students in different classes. The study revealed that community inquiry approach is a good method of teaching speaking skill and teachers should be encourage to master and employ the approach for developing English language skills to students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2434/62716
Uncontrolled Keywords: community of inquiry, listening, speaking, skills, students, Borno
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Shakour Preece
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62716

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