In Taiwan, English is more a major subject matter for student to “study” in school rather than a language for people to use in real life situations. Under the situation, students tend to have lower learning motivation when come to English classes, especially in higher academic settings, like universities. In order to boost students’ learning motivation as well as to encourage their productivity and creativity at the same time, a preliminary action research was conducted by two researchers collaboratively whereas one researcher is the instructor simultaneously. The major focus of the action research is concerning the application of “filmmaking” as a potentially effective tool to attract students into the classroom activities as well as the lesson content. For four semesters successively, a semester project has been assigned to 10 classes. By the end of each semester, reflections from students and the instructor were collected for refining purpose. From the students’ reflection and random interviews, an interesting comment appeared repeatedly: although the filmmaking project required them much effort and time, the results brought them the excessive fun and sense of accomplishment.
Chen, Cheng-Ting and Li, Kuo-Chen
"Action to Acquisition—Boost Students’ English Learning Motivation with Filmmaking Project,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol4/iss1/7