Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019                                                      Pp. 31- 46
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no1.3

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The Influence of Locality, Training and Teaching Experience on the Approaches to Teaching Literature 

Ashairi Suliman
Department of Education Leadership and Policy
Faculty of Education
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Malaysia

 Melor Md Yunus
Department of Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Malaysia.

 Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor
Department of Education Leadership and Policy
Faculty of Education
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Malaysia

 

Abstract:
Teaching and learning literature could be a daunting task for both instructors and learners. It requires teachers to employ suitable approaches and methodologies to ensure the effectiveness of the lesson. This serves as the main purpose of this study which is to discover the approaches employed by literature teachers. In addition, three significant dimensions will also be scrutinised which are locality, literature training and teaching experience. Utilizing questionnaire as the research instrument, this study involved 271 teachers as the respondents. Comparisons pertaining to the approaches employed based on locality, training and teaching experience were shown in the findings. To note, the majority of the respondents were found to be in favor of using simple terminologies as the most preferred approach. Meanwhile, the least favored approach was eliciting information from students. In addition, out of the three main variables, only teaching experience was found to show no significant difference. To summarise, locality, training and teaching experience may have significantly impacted teachers in selecting the approaches to be employed in a literature lesson. This may also assist in ensuring that the teaching and learning of literature reach its visions.
KeywordsEnglish literature, approaches to teaching literature, literature training, locality, teaching experience

Cite as:  Suliman, A., Yunus, M. M., & Nor, M. Y. M. (2019). The Influence of Locality, Training and Teaching Experience on the Approaches to Teaching Literature. Arab World English Journal, 10 (1) 31- 46.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no1.3

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Ashairi Suliman is a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia. Majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), he obtained his Masters
and B. Ed. from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia too. His research interest includes the
educational policy development, Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) and ICT. (ORCID
ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2796-9965