THE LITERATURE INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL IN PROMOTING INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS OF THIRD-YEAR ENGLISH MAJOR STUDENTS AT THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, BURIRAM RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY
The Objective of this research were 1) to investigate the effects of the implementation in the literature instructional model in promoting students’ intercultural awareness 2) to examine the students’ attitudes towards the literature instructional model. The subjects were selected by a simple random sampling, and 24 the third-year English major students of academic year 2019. The research instruments were 1) the 9 ASEAN short story lessons 2) the intercultural awareness test 3) the questionnaire and the open-ended questionnaire 4) classroom observation. The paired sample t-test, mean, and standard deviation were used to analyze the quantitative data whereas content analysis and interpretation were used for the qualitative data.
The results of research were 1) there was a significant difference between the mean scores of pre- intercultural test and post-intercultural awareness test at a significant level of.05. The effect size was a large effect (1.350) and students’ awareness was at “intercultural awareness” level 2) the students expressed positive attitudes towards the literature instructional model. Besides, the results of classroom observation indicated that the majority of students changed their attitudes and perceived the similarities and differences of cultures after implementation of the literature instructional model.
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