Enquiry-Based Approach in Mobile-Supported Classroom to Develop Language Skills

  • Svetlana Titova Moscow State University
  • Olga Samoylenko Far Eastern Federal University
Keywords: MALL, mobile apps, formative assessment, enquiry-based learning, immediate feedback

Abstract

This article investigates the pedagogical impact of both the mobile-testing system PeLe and an enquiry-based approach to language skills development in the context of mobile-assisted language learning. The study aims to work out a methodological framework for PeLe implementation into a language classroom through immediate feedback and formative assessment. The framework was developed and pilot tested in a joint research project, MobiLL, by EFL teachers at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and University College HiST (Norway). The analysis based on quantitative research data demonstrated that PeLe-supported language classes resulted in language skill gains. The qualitative data analysis highlighted the positive effect of mobile formative assessment and of post-test activities on learner motivation and collaboration skills. This study suggests that the use of technology was effective in engaging students in enquiry-based tasks to cultivate collaboration.

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Author Biography

Olga Samoylenko, Far Eastern Federal University

Department of Education in Romance and Germanic Languages

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
Titova, S., & Samoylenko, O. (2017). Enquiry-Based Approach in Mobile-Supported Classroom to Develop Language Skills. Journal of Language and Education, 3(3), 39-49. https://doi.org/10.17323/2411-7390-2017-3-3-39-49