Students' Aptitude to Edutainment

Bora Başaran
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Today, education institutions continue to invest to partly mythologized technologies. More recent shifts in technology supported course offerings undoubtedly pushes the need of teachers who are armed with pedagogical components necessary to provide a technology supported quality course. Such shifts are also telling prospective German as a foreign language teacher about the role of the future education in contemporary Turkey. Engagement and motivation has been a challenge when working with
more » ... working with students learning a second or foreign language. There is no doubt about the benefits of using edutainment methods with foreign language learners. But how high is the qualification of the German as foreign language students in this regard? Observations, surveys and projects for exams of Students who visited the Computer-Assisted German Training I-II courses provided relevant data to determine the findings for this study. In providing a comprehensive overview of the educational use of technology by the students for vocabulary teaching, this paper contributes and highlights key tensions emerging from the current research that should be considered by practitioners and researchers alike.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.539 fatcat:jflqidhdaffxbj2cfoctlpbhdq