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An investigation into the effectiveness of using CALL to teach Irish to 1st year students in a post primary school: a case study approach.

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dc.contributor.advisor Collins, Joe
dc.contributor.author Hehir, Agnes Geraldine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T15:46:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T15:46:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1819
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract It is imperative that the teacher is centre-stage in computer aided pedagogical settings to ensure maximum potential is attained. Constructivist theories challenge teachers to create learning environments that suit their students‘ diverse needs and abilities. The teacher ought to facilitate the student to increase knowledge retention, user satisfaction and motivate them to enjoy the learning experience. Pedagogical content is vital to effectively integrate computer aided learning in schools. Teacher instruction and facilitation is important to ensure technology is adopted and adhered to. This study utilizes an age and content appropriate software to assist twelve year old students in a post-primary school with language teaching. This is a mixed ability class; therefore participants portray a broad range of learning styles and learning abilities. Participants are divided into two groups, the control group and the treatment group. Each participant in the control group interacts with the multimedia software which is demonstrated to them in a group setting by the teacher to ensure the navigational structure of the Software is understood. This study is an attempt to ascertain if a computer aided interactive language resource enhances the pedagogical context and influences learning outcomes. This study uses a case study, experiment and survey. Questionnaire, interviews and observation are all deployed in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, which is vital to test the Project assumption and ensure validity of data. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick, Department of Education and Professional Studies en_US
dc.subject language teaching en_US
dc.subject post-primary en_US
dc.subject software en_US
dc.subject CALL en_US
dc.title An investigation into the effectiveness of using CALL to teach Irish to 1st year students in a post primary school: a case study approach. en_US
dc.type Master thesis (Taught) en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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