An action research study of collaborative strategic reading in English with Saudi medical students

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Al-Roomy, Muhammad (2013)
  • Subject: LC1390 | PE | LC1025 | LG359

This is an investigative action research study on ways of improving the reading comprehension skills of Arabic medical school students. The study first analysed the difficulties of teaching and learning English and reading in English in a Saudi university medical colleg... View more
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    INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................ 1 1.1 Origins of the Study ...................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 The Action Research Project ......................................................................................................... 8 1.3 Research Questions..................................................................................................................... 11 1.4 Organisation of the Thesis .......................................................................................................... 12

    RECONNAISSANCE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS......................................................................................... 95 5.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 95 5.2 Reasons for Teaching English: Disjuncture between Curriculum Objectives, and Teaching Practice ............................................................................................................................................. 95 5.3 Student Context .......................................................................................................................... 96 5.4 Student Assessment .................................................................................................................... 98 5.4.1Assessment and its consequences in relation to communicative competence ..................................103 5.4.2 The inconsistency between the demands of the course and the entry requirements ......................105 5.5 Doing the research.................................................................................................................... 107 5.5.1 How are power relations enacted?....................................................................................................108 5.6 Conclusion................................................................................................................................. 110

    Figure 3.3: Another division of ESP...........................................................................40

    Figure 3.4: CSR plan for strategic reading.................................................................52

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