The impact of data driven learning instruction on malaysia law undergraduate colligational competence

Kamariah, Yunus and Su'ad, Awab (2014) The impact of data driven learning instruction on malaysia law undergraduate colligational competence. Journal Malaysia Studies, 32 (1). pp. 79-109. ISSN 2180-4273

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Data-Driven Learning (DDL) approach is a pedagogic application of corpus linguistics in classroom. This paper aims at investigating the impact of DDL instruction (an integration of both paper-based (scaffolded) concordance materials or "soft" DDL and "hard" DDL (independent online searching) on the production of colligations of prepositions among law undergraduates at a university in Malaysia. In this experimental study design, data were collected from the pretest and posttest conducted before and after a seven week-course. The 40 respondents (third semester law undergraduates) involved in this study were divided equally. Twenty students (5 males and 15 females) were placed in the experimental group and treated with the module (concordance printouts of the colligational patterns) and the DDL approach—an inductive or a process approach. Meanwhile, the other 20 students (6 males and 14 females) were placed in the control group, and they were treated with the non-DDL module and taught deductively following the traditional teaching approach—a product approach. The data collected were then analysed using the Mann-Whitney U test (inferential statistics). The statistical analysis showed that the students in the DDL group performed significantly better than the students in the comparison group in the gap-filling task (U = 120.5, Z = –2.209, p = 0.027, significant at p < 0.05) and in the error- identification and correction task (U = 124.5, Z = –2.070, p = 0.038, significant at p < 0.05). However, no significant difference was found in the single-sentence writing (construction) task (U = 135.5, Z = –1.770, p = 0.077). This study recommends explicit teaching of colligations of prepositions via DDL approach (an integration of paper-based and online searching), as opposed to the non-DDL approach to law students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corpus linguistics, Data-Driven Learning (DDL) approach, concordancers, colligations of prepositions, paper-based ("soft") and "hard" DDL
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 05:49
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 05:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item