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undergraduate thesis: The effectiveness of popular music in motivating primary pupils to learn English

TitleThe effectiveness of popular music in motivating primary pupils to learn English
Authors
Issue Date16-Sep-2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chow, L. H. [周樂熙]. (2014). The effectiveness of popular music in motivating primary pupils to learn English. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis is an empirical research study done on a group of upper primary pupils, evaluating the effectiveness of using English popular music in the classroom. The study attempted to address two issues: the effectiveness of using pop music in the classroom to increase motivation in learning English, as well as the effectiveness in introducing pop music as a learning tool for informal learning. The study was based on theories on motivation, placing emphasis on music as a driver of intrinsic motivation as well as a kind of intelligence under the framework of multiple intelligences. It had a study period of two months, with the first month of teaching using no pop music whilst the second month having lessons using pop music as teaching materials. Three sets of questionnaires were distributed to all participants to evaluate their enjoyment towards the English language, English lessons, and the use of English popular culture items as learning tools out of class. The results were compared to project what would have happened in the second month had there not been an incorporation of pop music, with the assistance of a teacher’s journal reporting also the motivation level each class, and anything special. The results showed that the use of pop music in the classroom had increased learners’ enjoyment towards English but not the lessons, and they did consume relatively more of popular culture. Yet, the fluctuation was not significant enough for them to be conclusive evidence, and thus further research, particularly with different methods of incorporation of pop music, has to be carried out.
DegreeBachelor of Education in Language Education
SubjectEnglish language - Study and teaching (Primary)
Motivation in education
Music in education
Dept/ProgramEducation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202326

 

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dc.contributor.authorChow, Lok-hei, Hilaryen_US
dc.contributor.author周樂熙en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-16T07:10:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-16T07:10:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-16-
dc.identifier.citationChow, L. H. [周樂熙]. (2014). The effectiveness of popular music in motivating primary pupils to learn English. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202326-
dc.description.abstractThis is an empirical research study done on a group of upper primary pupils, evaluating the effectiveness of using English popular music in the classroom. The study attempted to address two issues: the effectiveness of using pop music in the classroom to increase motivation in learning English, as well as the effectiveness in introducing pop music as a learning tool for informal learning. The study was based on theories on motivation, placing emphasis on music as a driver of intrinsic motivation as well as a kind of intelligence under the framework of multiple intelligences. It had a study period of two months, with the first month of teaching using no pop music whilst the second month having lessons using pop music as teaching materials. Three sets of questionnaires were distributed to all participants to evaluate their enjoyment towards the English language, English lessons, and the use of English popular culture items as learning tools out of class. The results were compared to project what would have happened in the second month had there not been an incorporation of pop music, with the assistance of a teacher’s journal reporting also the motivation level each class, and anything special. The results showed that the use of pop music in the classroom had increased learners’ enjoyment towards English but not the lessons, and they did consume relatively more of popular culture. Yet, the fluctuation was not significant enough for them to be conclusive evidence, and thus further research, particularly with different methods of incorporation of pop music, has to be carried out.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Study and teaching (Primary)en_US
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic in educationen_US
dc.titleThe effectiveness of popular music in motivating primary pupils to learn Englishen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5294294en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Education in Language Educationen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducationen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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