Pragmatic Approach to Improve the Teaching of English in Primary Schools in Nigeria: Teaching as an Art and the Teachers, Artists

Scholedge International Journal of Multidisciplinary & Allied Studies

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Title Pragmatic Approach to Improve the Teaching of English in Primary Schools in Nigeria: Teaching as an Art and the Teachers, Artists
 
Creator Ajibola Fawole, Oyebisi; Institute of Education, Faculty of Education ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
 
Subject
Teacher, Arts, Classroom, Artist, Rhetorics, English Language, Primary school, Skills, Books, Literacy, and Pupils

 
Description English language plays an inexorable role in Nigerian society and holds prestige in the educational system. Consequently, it is both a compulsory subject and a medium of instruction from the fourth year of schooling. Because of its prestigious position, much concern has been shown to ensure that students receive adequate support in the classroom to acquire the skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for their language development. Nevertheless, some scholars (Obanya, 2002; Adegbite, 2005; Amuseghan, 2007; Ajibola, 2008) have discovered that the methods used by teachers in the classroom do not give room for practical language use, and as a result, students are not well equipped with the skills to understand the application and use of English as a medium of instruction and as a subject. To address the problem of not having a practical pedagogy in English language classrooms, this paper describes how English language teachers can assume roles as artists and embrace the teaching of English as art in elementary school (grade 4).
 
Publisher SCHOLEDGE Publishing
 
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Date 2019-08-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://thescholedge.org/index.php/sijmas/article/view/553
 
Source Scholedge International Journal of Multidisciplinary & Allied Studies ISSN 2394-336X; Vol 6, No 4 (2019); 29-35
2394-336X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://thescholedge.org/index.php/sijmas/article/view/553/533
 
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