From parts to whole: incorporating Gestalt theory into Vocabulary Teaching for 10th graders in PCSH.
This is a psychological experiment based on famous Gestalt theory. We wish to
- Pre-test (Selected 10 words from my test vocabulary)
- Immediate Post-test (exact the same 10 words from pre-test. Do it again.)
- Words are highly grouped into semantic related domain. (to testify Gestalt theory) One under the domain of loneliness and suffering, the other under the domain of parachuting and military action.
- Learners need to incorporate new words into their own existing schemata.
- balance the proportion of word classes. V/N = 20/50 = 2/5 = 0.4 Very close to the natural reading sequences in real setting. (注意中英文中的詞類比例，看看差異)
- the two articles selected could be incorporated into a larger theme (as in the final part of the test). I am trying to see if students know how to gestalt the new words by themselves by making up a new story that uses all the new words they just learned. This is a very helpful tricks in learning a language.
- Projector, no test paper jiughyugytgf
- A DSLR for video-recording the whole process
[Suggestions for future studies]
[Issues and Worth-noting Notes]:
Depth of vocabulary knowledge
- 9 aspects of word knowledge: tabl2 12.1 / pg 226
- This table could be useful if I wan tot building an otological labels/tags for my semantic web
- AS for the order of each part of the test, see table12.2 in pg 235
- ignore the fact that they’ll be tired since it does not matter a lot to the results
- Find more participants so that each of the participants only have to answer smaller portions of the questions.
- you test something else, got some figures
- you did not explain the figures, but you concluded by your hyothesis
N = learned by onstential methods
V = leraned by non-ostential methods