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Type :final_year_project
Subject :LB Theory and practice of education
Main Author :Eleazar Ehud James
Title :The use of pop culture reference to motivate students during form 3 English lessons in Tamparuli
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
Year of Publication :2023
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Learning English in schools has always involved using relatable topics for the students being taught. However, textbooks and workbooks that are based on the textbooks in Malaysia are not revised yearly, making the content outdated as the year accumulates. Pop-culture, on the other hand, keeps the lesson interesting and fresh as a motivator for students to learn the English language in classrooms. In this research, there were 30 participants that were aged 15 and are Form 3 students. This study observes a lesson delivery conducted with a text-book based topic and a pop-culture related topic. After that, a task was given that allowed two groups of participants to work on general topics and pop-culture topics respectively. The observation and document analysis from the given task provides a perspective on how the right topic selection can motivate the participants to be active during the lesson delivery as well as completing a classroom task beyond the expected responses predicted by the teacher. Pop-culture has always been around in human society but it has only seen proper utilisation in education in recent years. This study decides to add to the literature surrounding pop-culture and its effects to the teaching and learning environment especially in English classrooms.


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