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Article: Developing 21st century skills for the first language classroom: Investigating the relationship between Chinese primary students’ oral interaction strategy use and their group discussion performance

TitleDeveloping 21st century skills for the first language classroom: Investigating the relationship between Chinese primary students’ oral interaction strategy use and their group discussion performance
Authors
Keywordsgroup discussion
oral interactional strategies
L1
speaking assessment
21st century skills
Issue Date2019
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/alr?rskey=Qlzv3A&result=20&q=
Citation
Applied Linguistics Review, 2019, Epub 2019-10-17, p. 1-34 How to Cite?
AbstractGiven the increasing awareness of oral communication in this era of globalized collaborative learning trends, there is an imminent need to inform language educators of ways in which the under-researched oral interactional strategies are related to first language (L1) teaching. However, no consensus has yet been reached on the relationship between interactional strategy use and oral language proficiency. This study investigates the effect of oral interactional strategy use on group discussion performance in L1 Chinese for Primary 5 students (N = 140) in Hong Kong. Based on ANOVA and regression analyses of the data on group discussion performance, five strategies have been identified: expressing actively, asking for opinion, expressing attitude, giving clarification and non-verbal language. They all significantly predicted students’ group discussion performance, with overall strategies explaining 55.5% of total variation of the performance, where higher-proficiency students tended to use more strategies that enable comprehension and elaboration in the group discussions. The patterns of strategy use among students with different levels of discussion performance have also been identified. Implications of the findings are discussed with reference to the roles individuals play in the overall performance of group discussion.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287607
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorZhu, X-
dc.contributor.authorLoh, EKY-
dc.contributor.authorYu, G-
dc.contributor.authorTam, LCW-
dc.contributor.authorLiao, X-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-05T12:00:34Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-05T12:00:34Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationApplied Linguistics Review, 2019, Epub 2019-10-17, p. 1-34-
dc.identifier.issn1868-6303-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287607-
dc.description.abstractGiven the increasing awareness of oral communication in this era of globalized collaborative learning trends, there is an imminent need to inform language educators of ways in which the under-researched oral interactional strategies are related to first language (L1) teaching. However, no consensus has yet been reached on the relationship between interactional strategy use and oral language proficiency. This study investigates the effect of oral interactional strategy use on group discussion performance in L1 Chinese for Primary 5 students (N = 140) in Hong Kong. Based on ANOVA and regression analyses of the data on group discussion performance, five strategies have been identified: expressing actively, asking for opinion, expressing attitude, giving clarification and non-verbal language. They all significantly predicted students’ group discussion performance, with overall strategies explaining 55.5% of total variation of the performance, where higher-proficiency students tended to use more strategies that enable comprehension and elaboration in the group discussions. The patterns of strategy use among students with different levels of discussion performance have also been identified. Implications of the findings are discussed with reference to the roles individuals play in the overall performance of group discussion.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Mouton. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/alr?rskey=Qlzv3A&result=20&q=-
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Linguistics Review-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at www.degruyter.com-
dc.subjectgroup discussion-
dc.subjectoral interactional strategies-
dc.subjectL1-
dc.subjectspeaking assessment-
dc.subject21st century skills-
dc.titleDeveloping 21st century skills for the first language classroom: Investigating the relationship between Chinese primary students’ oral interaction strategy use and their group discussion performance-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLoh, EKY: ekyloh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTam, LCW: lcwtam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLoh, EKY=rp01361-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/applirev-2018-0096-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85074276336-
dc.identifier.hkuros314787-
dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2019-10-17-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage34-
dc.publisher.placeGermany-

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