Research on the Influence Dimensions of Project-Based Learning on College Students’ English Learning Ability*
Available Online 14 February 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.105How to use a DOI?
- project-based learning, traditional English class, English learning ability
- This paper aims to study whether project-based learning can have a significant influence on the English learning ability of college students and the influence dimensions through a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis. To this end, 80 sophomores were randomly selected as the tracking respondents. They were given a questionnaire survey of the same content at the end of the freshman year (traditional English class) and the end of the sophomore year (project-based learning reform) respectively to obtain the significance of changes in their learning ability with paired sample t-test. Meanwhile, the research team also conducted random classroom interviews with the follow-up subjects, and asked them to write a personal summary to reflect on their one-year project-based learning. Through the analysis of the above data and information, it is believed that project-based learning promotes the comprehensive development of students’ English learning ability. Specifically, four dimensions, i.e., students’ teamwork ability, self-monitoring ability, language expression ability and network application ability, are significantly improved, while the enhancement of thinking ability approaches but does not reach a significant level, which may be due to its complicated nature. The feedback from most students shows that under the condition that traditional English classes can’t mobilize students’ learning initiative, project-based learning with the project group as the evaluation unit is indeed an effective means to “force” students to improve their learning ability.
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TY - CONF AU - Yansong Feng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/14 TI - Research on the Influence Dimensions of Project-Based Learning on College Students’ English Learning Ability* PB - Atlantis Press SP - 181 EP - 186 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.105 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.105 ID - Feng2020 ER -