The effects of association-based organizational formats in taking vocabulary notebooks

Ming Chi Liu, Chia Hung Lai, Yueh-Min Huang

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Abstract

For language learners, owning abundant and diverse vocabulary is essential for communicative competence, however, its acquisition is a tedious process and confronts them with insurmountable difficulties. Recording words in a vocabulary notebook has been regarded as a plausible but critical method for learners. Keeping vocabulary notebooks is viewed as an effective strategy to take control of, organize and manage individual vocabulary learning. While this strategy is beneficial for learning vocabulary, most researchers and teachers have demonstrated that learners need more guidance in the proper use of vocabulary notebooks. For example, students simply tend to write vocabulary word by word because they commonly view words as individual units. In order to resolve the issue, in this study, an association-based strategy has been introduced to assist learners in compiling vocabulary notebooks. This deep processing strategy was found more effective in regard to vocabulary retention than rote repetition strategies. To assess the strategy, an experiment was conducted to investigate the potential benefits and pitfalls in the act of learning vocabulary. This experiment mainly examined the effect of the association-based note-taking method. The experimental results show that the association-based method could increase the vocabulary retention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference of Educational Innovation Through Technology, EITT 2014
EditorsXibin Han, Greer Cavallaro Johnson, Jiangang Cheng, Yuping Wang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479942312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 11
Event3rd International Conference of Educational Innovation Through Technology, EITT 2014 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2014 Oct 272014 Oct 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 International Conference of Educational Innovation Through Technology, EITT 2014

Other

Other3rd International Conference of Educational Innovation Through Technology, EITT 2014
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period14-10-2714-10-29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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