Appreciative Inquiry Approach and its Effects on English Oral Communication Skills of Teacher Education Students (72926)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Cara Luz Buar

Thursday, 23 November 2023 10:55
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Good oral communication skills are necessary to help people understand and process information clearly. Pre-service teachers must be able to exemplify strong verbal ability to become globally competent amidst the education sector’s fight to thrive amidst the COVID-19 crisis. With the aid of a “more nurturing” method that goes beyond physical presence, aspiring teachers could make a difference in their future students’ learning experience. This study investigated the effects of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach on the oral communication skills of Teacher Education students in a local college in Laguna, Philippines. A group of 11 student participants underwent a virtual intervention workshop series that followed the 4D cycle model of AI. The intervention was conducted via the Zoom Meetings app during the College’s adaptation of a modular distance learning scheme in response to the pandemic. Results revealed a significant impact in the students’ motivation to improve their oral communication skills. The sessions had a positive effect on their eagerness to proceed with specializing in English language education. Feedback from the post-intervention interview also suggested that the AI approach is a viable method for virtual classroom settings to build a safe learning space for students who engage in English, as the sessions give out a sense of fulfillment, positive reinforcement, and self-paced success. It is recommended that teachers employ AI techniques in their outcomes-based teaching-learning plans to sustain their students’ motivation in pursuing Teacher Education and to support the students’ varying needs and preferences based on the strengths they already possess.

Patricia Mariz Valencia, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Ruth Ortega-Dela Cruz, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Patricia Mariz Valencia is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of the Philippines Los Baños in Philippines

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00