The Evaluation of the Performed Activities According to ELVES Method

Aliye Erdem

Abstract


Listening habit has an important share in the individual perceiving his/her environment and the world properly and complying with the social environment he/she lives. Because listening is an important skill which enables the individual to use the communication skills he/she learned both at school and out of school properly and to understand correctly what he/she listened. Listening which is one of the comprehension skills is the key to success besides expanding new horizons to humans. Listening which is the basic way of communication and learning is the first comprehension activity in the individual’s life. Thus the skills and habits related to listening activity which is seen in every field of life are acquired naturally. Nevertheless these skills and habits which are acquired naturally are not adequate for the individual to get prepared for life. Even though the listening is an inborn skill, the gaining and improving of listening skill requires an education process. One of the methods which is aimed at improving of listening skill which is the most used language skill in daily life is ELVES (Excite-Listen-Visualize-Extend-Savor) method. In this research, a lesson plan according to ELVES method was prepared and applied aimed at improving of listening skill in primary school 4. grade Turkish lesson. Applied lesson plan was evaluated based on the opinions of the students. In this direction, the purpose of this study is the evaluation of the activities in primary school 4. grade Turkish lesson according to ELVES method based on the opinions of the students. In this research, semi-structured interview which is among the qualitative research method was used. A total of 19 primary school 4. grade students consisting of 10 male and 9 female in a public school affiliated to Ministry of Education in Çankaya sub-province of Ankara province participated in the research conducted in the spring term of 2016-2017 school year. In the research, convenience sampling which is among purposive sampling methods was used. The data acquired in the study was analysed according to content analysis method and the data was analysed as tables. In the consequence of the study; it was determined that primary school 4. grade students liked the activities which were conducted according to ELVES method in Turkish lesson, comprehended what they listened, participated in lessons actively and enjoyed the lesson.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i3a.3158

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