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

  • Svetlana Titova Moscow State University
  • Olga Samoylenko Far Eastern Federal University, Ussuriysk

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. 
 
This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Author Biography

Olga Samoylenko, Far Eastern Federal University, Ussuriysk

Department of Education in Romance and Germanic Languages

Published
2017-10-01
How to Cite
TITOVA, Svetlana; SAMOYLENKO, Olga. Enquiry-Based Approach in Mobile-Supported Classroom to Develop Language Skills. Journal of Language and Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 39-49, oct. 2017. ISSN 2411-7390. Available at: <https://jle.hse.ru/article/view/6940>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17323/2411-7390-2017-3-3-39-49.