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گواهی نمایه سازی مقاله Using convergent and divergent tasks to improve writing and language learning motivation

عنوان مقاله: Using convergent and divergent tasks to improve writing and language learning motivation
شناسه (COI) مقاله: JR_IJLTR-3-1_006
منتشر شده در مجله ایرانی تحقیق در آموزش زبان در سال ۱۳۹۳
مشخصات نویسندگان مقاله:

Hamid Marashi - Islamic Azad University – Central Tehran Branch, Iran
Parissa Tahan-Shizari - Islamic Azad University – North Tehran Branch, Iran

خلاصه مقاله:
This study was an attempt to investigate the comparative impact of convergent and divergent conditiontasks on EFL learners’ writing and motivation. Sixty female intermediate EFL learners were selected fromamong a total number of 90 through their performance on a sample piloted PET and furtherhomogenized in terms of their writing and motivation. Based on the results, the students wererandomly assigned to two experimental groups with 30 participants in each. Both groups underwentthe same amount of teaching time during 18 sessions of treatment which included using divergent tasksfor the first group and convergent tasks for the second. A posttest (the writing section of another samplePET) and Gardener’s Attitude and Motivation Test Battery (used also earlier for the homogenization)were administered at the end of the treatment to both groups and their mean scores on the test werecompared through independent samples t-tests. The results led to the rejection of the first nullhypothesis, thereby demonstrating that the learners in the convergent group benefited significantlymore than those in the divergent group in terms of improving their writing. The second null hypothesiswas not rejected, however, meaning that the two treatments were not significantly different in termsof improving the learners’ motivation.

کلمات کلیدی:
convergent ، divergent tasks; writing; motivation

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