Title

Cross-cultural Discussion Forum: A Study on Reading Strategies

Translated Titles

跨文化討論區之閱讀策略研究

DOI

10.7084/LIS.201212.0061

Authors

陳怡君(I-Chun Chen)

Key Words

網路討論區 ; 閱讀策略 ; online discussion forum ; reading strategies

PublicationName

語文與國際研究

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

9期(2012 / 12 / 01)

Page #

61 - 84

Content Language

英文

Chinese Abstract

過往的研究甚少針對運用網路英文輔助教學所涉及的跨文化溝通及英文閱讀策略等方面進行深入探究;因此,本研究藉由建置的網路互動溝通平台,結合英文閱讀課程,探討台灣大學生在跨文化互動溝通平台中參與學術、文化與生活等層面議題討論的情形,並針對學生將英文閱讀課程中所學習之閱讀策略,實際運用於網路討論區中理解文章的成效,進行深入的了解與分析。本研究之初步研究成果顯示:(一)台灣學生藉由參與網路互動平台與課堂中閱讀策略訓練對其後設認知策略使用頻率有顯著的增加。學生在英檢中高級閱讀測驗的成績也有顯著的進步。(二)台灣大學生在閱讀討論區文本之時,最常使用網路閱讀策略為利用網路輔助閱讀工具(例如字典或翻譯工具)來幫助閱讀理解力等。(三)對網路互動平台中討論設計與整體使用之看法,學生持正面與肯定的態度。(四)在運用網路討論區進行跨文化互動溝通的過程中,學生所面臨之困難與挑戰主要源自於英文寫作、搜尋瀏覽與摘要網路文章資料、小組溝通和互動模式等。本文最後則對網路閱讀策略教學的未來提供相關研究方向和建議。

English Abstract

Relatively few research studies have been conducted to investigate students' uses of reading strategies in cross-cultural online discussion forums. Therefore, the current study investigated Taiwanese university EFL students' use of online reading strategies during their comprehension process of reading online written responses from students of other cultures, and to explore the impact of reading strategy training in facilitating reading comprehension during the students' cross-cultural communication experience. Findings from the research indicate that EFL university students' use of metacognitive strategies showed a significant increase as they took part in cross-cultural discussion and reading strategy training. Post-test scores of the high-intermediate GEPT reading test also improved to a significant level. In addition, students ranked summary writing as the most effective reading strategy training in assisting them to complete cross-cultural discussion postings, while the most frequently used strategy for the project was using reference materials (e.g. online dictionaries). In terms of the design and overall online task, participating students had a supportive and positive attitude. Major difficulties and challenges students encountered stemmed from English writing, searching, locating, summarizing and communicating with others online. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research.

Topic Category 人文學 > 語言學
人文學 > 外國文學
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