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Teachers practices promoting students engagement in english classrooms

  1. 1. Teachers' Practices Promoting Students' Engagement in English Classrooms 5th BELTA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2011 Dhaka, Bangladesh Arup Ratan Das & Fatema-Tuj-Johra Researcher EIA-DU-OU (UK) Research Collaboration Programme Institute of Education and Research (IER) University of Dhaka
  2. 2. • Teaching and learning - a two way process • Effective use of teaching method and material determine student engagement and student engagement ensures student learning • Engaging students in classroom activities • Communicative language teaching (CLT), an approach of language which emphasizes interaction. • Communicative use of language in Bangladesh • English in Action (EIA) intervention in Bangladesh
  3. 3.  A nine-year (2008-2017) language education Programme designed to change the way that English is acquired by children, young people and adults in Bangladesh.  Utilizing technology to-  overcome barriers to the effective use of communicative English  increase motivation and access to appropriate resources  enhance and extend the necessary learning and teaching practices.
  4. 4.  For primary level the major focus of the EIA programme is engaging students and developing teachers' practice through innovative classroom resources.  EIA has worked in 23 upazilas out of 24 at the primary level in the pilot phase.
  5. 5. Area of the study The area of the study was four upazilas from four districts of two divisions. The upazilas were: Chhatak (Sunamgonj) and Golapgonj (Sylhet Sadar) from Sylhet division; Kapasia (Gazipur) and Monohordi (Narshingdi) from Dhaka division. No. of Upazilla 4 (two upazillas from each division) No. of School 6 (three schools from each division) No. of classroom observation 6 No. of Teacher Interview 6
  6. 6.  Qualitative method was used for data collection and analysis. Tools of data collection  Open ended classroom observation schedule  Semi- structured teacher interview schedule Stages of Data Analysis  Collected Data was collated.  Refined data were analyzed under theme.
  7. 7. Teachers’ Practices and Students’ Engagement o Greetings and warm up activity o Using textbook o Using poster o Question answer session o Playing audio lesson o Singing song o Reciting rhyme o Playing games
  8. 8. Teachers’ Practices and Students’ Engagement o Practicing vocabulary and spelling by using flash card o Practicing dialogue o Role play o Drawing pictures o Writing activity o Language of instruction o Teacher's movement in class o Teacher's attention on student
  9. 9. Students practicing counting song with the teacher
  10. 10. Students practicing dialogue with the help of teacher
  11. 11. Students doing pair work
  12. 12. Students using flash card
  13. 13. Challenges Large number of student Lack of space in classroom Limitation of class hour
  14. 14.  Ensure effective learning environment • number of student • classroom size and physical environment • noise from other class  More teacher training, monitoring and evaluation  More effective use of teaching-learning materials
  15. 15. The presenters would like to thank English In Action for allowing to carry out the research in the selected schools. We are also very grateful to our colleagues who helped us to collect data from different areas. We would like to thank the school administrations, teachers and students of the schools who helped us to carry out this study in the respective schools. Lastly special thanks for BELTA and English in Action to arranging this conference.