Research ProposalFaculty of Education, Rangsit UniversityName: Yeshey Last Name: Nidup Student’s I.D: 5507447Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
THESIS TITLE: A Study of Reading Comprehension Ability in Dzongkha Language of the Tenth Grade Students Through Reciprocal Teaching Method
BACKGROUND/SIGNIFICANT OF THESTUDY Dominated by traditional method Students are not able to understand what they read
RESEARCH QUESTIONS Is there a difference in student academic achievement in Dzongkha between the use of traditional method and reciprocal teaching method? As like in other subjects will this new method work in Dzongkha subject? Do the student have positive opinion towards the reciprocal teaching method?
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of reciprocal teaching method on the learning achievement of tenth grade studying Dzongkha. To assess and compare the effects of reciprocal teaching and traditional method on the academic achievement of tenth standard. To evaluate the opinion of students’ towards reciprocal teaching.
RESEARCH FRAMEWORK/ CONCEPTUALFRAMEWORK Vygotskys Social Learning Theory Cognitive apprenticeship Social learning ZPD Scaffolding
SCOPE OF STUDYLocation of the StudyBartsham Middle Secondary SchoolPopulation and SampleThe population will comprise of grade 10 studentsof Bartsham
VariablesIndependent Dependent Variable Variables Reciprocal Learning Teaching Achievement Opinion of the Students
Content of the studyContent topic: all will be an Activities expository essays Pretest, introduction, modeling, Natural resources guided practise and presentation Group work,(four members in a Good leader group)Related to culture: dancer in Group work (two member eastern Bhutan. group) Individual work, (uses RT book Bhutan and tobacco mark and RT work sheet)unconditional rainfall: global teacher sit with poor readers and warming? discussYouth and drugs in Bhutan student learns by doing. Post test, opinion questionnare
RESEARCH DESIGNExperimental Control group Pre test Pre test Treatment No Treatment Post test Post test Opinionquestionnaire
MATERIALS Achievement test Opinion questionnaire Lesson plan RT book Mark RT Worksheet Six Expository essay
DATA COLLECTION: With due permission from Education Ministry, District Education Officer, and from the principal, the researcher will meet with the concern teacher to discuss about the study and to adjust period for this study.
VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY Committee from Rangsit university and co advisor from Bhutan will assess the instrument that a researcher is going to use in the study.
DATA ANALYSISTtest will be carried out to comparethe mean and the standard deviationbetween the groups and within thegroup.
IMPLICATION OF THE STUDY The result of this research will be useful for future Dzongkha teachers in Bhutan to improve their performance in teaching Dzongkha using reciprocal teaching. This study will provide as a reference for other Bhutanese researchers to research in related fields of studies.
GLOSSARY/DEFINITION OF THE TERMS Comprehension: ability to understand what we read Dzongkha: one of the subjects taught in Bhutan, the national language of Bhutan. Learning achievement: score of the student in achievement test. Opinion: beliefs and views of the students and on reciprocal teaching.
CONT… Reciprocal teaching: A method composed of four strategies that leads to be a perfect readers.