Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30076
Title: Trialing cartoons : teachers' attitudes towards animation as an ELT instructional tool
Authors: DeCoursey, CA
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Computers and education, 2012, v. 59, no. 2, p. 436-448
Abstract: This paper explores the attitudes of teachers, as adult learners, towards learning to do animation. A part of popular culture which second-language students enjoy, until recently, animation has been technically too demanding for non-specialists to learn. Adult learners can experience e-learning as transformative, but also as a barrier. Thus, teacher reception is crucial in exploring the feasibility of animation as an instructional tool in language teaching. In all, 44 Hong Kong and mainland Chinese teachers were taught animation over ten weeks. Subsequently, three surveys elicited both quantitative and qualitative data. Appraisal analysis indicated teachers positively realised animation as valuable, worthwhile and satisfactory, but also difficult and time-consuming.; entailed high levels of communication. Quantitative data indicated their view that animation would be well-received by both colleagues and secondary language learners, as an instructional tool.
Keywords: Adult learning
Animation
Appraisal analysis
English language teaching
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Journal: Computers and education 
ISSN: 0360-1315
EISSN: 1873-782X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.09.005
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