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Gaming and English language development: En kvalitativ studie om samband mellan användande av MMO-spel och engelsk språkutveckling ur ett lärarperspektiv.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gaming and English language development : A qualitative study on the relationship between the use of MMO games and English language development from a teacher perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här studien var att undersöka kopplingar mellan användande av MMO-spel och ökad engelsk språkutveckling hos elever i svensk skola ur ett lärarperspektiv. För att besvara syftesfrågorna i studien användes en kvalitativ metod. Fem lärare som undervisar eller har undervisat i engelska i årskurserna 4-6 intervjuades om sina erfarenheter. Studien har inspirerats av fenomenografi och fokuserar på lärarnas upplevelser och erfarenheter av MMO-spelande elevers språkutveckling i engelska.  Resultatet i studien visar att lärare har följande uppfattningar: elever som spelar MMO-spel har en ökad engelsk muntlig förmåga, mer tillgång till det engelska språket ett naturligt sammanhang för det engelska. Samtidigt finns det nackdelar med MMO-spelens inverkan på elevernas engelska språkutveckling. Dessa nackdelar består av negativt språkbruk, avsaknad av abstraktionsförmåga och svårigheter med att skilja på formellt och informellt språkbruk.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between the use of MMO games and increased English language development among pupils in Swedish schools from a teacher perspective. To answer the research questions of this study, a qualitative method was used. Five teachers who teach or have taught English to grade 4-6 pupils were interviewed about their experiences. The study has been inspired by phenomenography and is focused on how teachers experience the phenomenon of MMO playing pupils and their English language development. The result of the study show that teachers hold the following perceptions: pupils have an increased English verbal ability, more access to the English language, and that the MMO games give a natural context for the English language. At the same time, MMO games may have a negative impact on pupils English language development. These disadvantages consist of negative language, lack of abstraction ability, and difficulties in distinguishing between formal and informal English language use.

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2017. , 34 p.
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MMO-spel, engelsk språkutveckling, extramural engelska, EE, gaming
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36258ISRN: JU-HLK-JU-2-20170341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36258DiVA: diva2:1111932
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Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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