The Interactive Writing Task

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The purpose of this research was to encourage students to improve writing skills in Malay during teaching and learning process and build up their confidence and competence for daily communication. Form four students of Taman Tunku Secondary School in Miri, Sarawak were the sample. There were only 30 students chosen as research sample during the observation of the teaching and learning process. The sample was chosen due to their weak proficiency in Malay writing. The quasi-experimental research was carried out in this research. Communicating were based on role play and language games computer-based. After the role play task, the researcher found that it was not very effective task in improving the respondents' competency in their writing and confidence in their speaking. After applying the second approach, that is language games, all the respondents showed improvement in their competence and confidence in their writing and speaking in the classroom during the teaching and learning process. Their score for writing in the post test also showed the improvement. In a nutshell, the overall objective of this research was fully achieved.

Keywords: Teaching and Learning Process, Computer-based Learning, Writing Skills, Competency and Confidence
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Interactive Writing Task, The

Dr. Adenan Ayob

Lecturer, Language and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Adenan Ayob, born in Malaysia in 1958, is Lecturer at the Centre of Language and Learning, University of Malaysia Sabah. He obtained his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Putra Malaysia, Selangor. His doctoral dissertation is on computer-based learning. His publications and interests cover the web-based leraning.

Ref: T08P0248