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The Use and Effects of Explicit Reading Strategies in the EFL Classrooms of Upper-Secondary School
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Culture, Languages and Media (KSM).
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Culture, Languages and Media (KSM).
2023 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Användningen och effekterna av explicita lässtrategier i EFL-klassrummen på gymnasienivå (Swedish)
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The study aims to investigate the impact of reading strategies within the EFL educational context. It emphasises their implementation within the educational context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in upper-secondary schools, addressing the current decline of adolescents’ reading comprehension in English. The study relies on peer-reviewed articles as the basis of the methodology, acquired through systematic searches in three databases: Education Research Complete (ERC), Education Research Information Centre (ERIC), SwePUB, and Libsearch. Several research articles were found through these databases, presenting differing perspectives and theories for the study. The study results reveal a discrepancy between teachers’ tacit awareness and explicit instruction of reading strategies, leading to the infrequent teaching of these strategies. When reading strategies were employed, the most common strategy was discussing with peers. The applied strategies positively impacted reading comprehension and motivation for further reading. The study later discusses the impact of teaching and using reading strategies on students’ reading comprehension and their preparedness for higher education. While examining and comparing the results, further research is warranted to determine which reading strategies are most beneficial for reading comprehension regarding the effectiveness of implementing explicit instructions to enhance students’ reading comprehension and motivation in a rapidly changing educational environment. The project concludes by providing reflections and guidance for implementing reading strategies, highlighting the need for explicit instruction of reading strategies tailored to students' extramural and professional/academic interests.

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2023. , p. 26
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-65824DiVA, id: diva2:1836172
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LS Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education
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