DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS THROUGH GAMIFIED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES (ZOMBIE CHALLENGE SERIES)

PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences

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Title DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS THROUGH GAMIFIED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES (ZOMBIE CHALLENGE SERIES)
 
Creator Idek, Sirhajwan
 
Subject Gamification
Grammatical Forms
Game Elements
Challenges
Levels
 
Description The goal of this study was to explore the effects of gamification on a short course that aimed to develop soft skills among students of a vocational school in Sabah. English language was used as the medium of instruction during the task and four target grammatical forms were integrated into the gamified context: sequence connectors, conditionals, modal verbs and sentence construction. The gamified context consisted of four levels where the students were expected to solve the challenge before moving to the next level.  The gamified activities were named “Zombie Challenge Series” since its narrative derived from the popularity of zombie in the entertainment and technology industry. There were several game elements that were incorporated into the task. The students were interviewed in order to elicit their perception related to the gamified activities. The findings showed that the students became more aware of the linguistic features that they were expected to use and the cognitive skills needed to solve the challenges. They became more motivated to learn and they were able to develop their soft skills better. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.51.894905 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2019-06-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1973
 
Source PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences; Vol 5 No 1 (2019): Regular Issue
2454-5899
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1973/3482
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Sirhajwan Idek
 

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