International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part G (2020)
Experiential learning-its impact on communication skills in class six students of Bilaspur district
Caroline Satur and Dr. Sunil Gouraha
Abstract“Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life”
The students who had limited or no exposure to English medium of instruction not only struggled in their communication at the primary level of education but also in their middle school level. The rural children were destined to suffer due to the lack of exposure to English and the lack of exposure to modern methods of teaching and learning. But the best possible learning method would be to train learners to make them capable of meeting the demands of the modern world and this learning method should involve the knowing about the process of learning itself. A learner should always be open to experiences and should be ready to involve himself in the never ending process of change which takes all around him. In this context the present study was chosen to find out whether the students from a rural background in Middle School would improve in their communication skills. Among the methods used for effective learning, experiential learning method was adopted as it was more relevant to involve the slow learners with tasks set in familiar contexts. 60 students from class six were chosen for the research. All the students were from M.L.B. Govt. Middle School, Bilaspur, and Chhattisgarh, India. The students studied English as one of the subjects. They had communication problem in English language and had very little knowledge of English grammar structures. Ten different tasks to impart various language skills were implemented in a phased manner for about 60 sessions in a semester. Pre and post tasks evaluations and questionnaires were used to assess the performance of students. SPSS package was used for statistical analysis of the complete data. The findings showed that there was a positive difference between pre task and post task speaking and writing, and it was due to the implementation of experiential learning method. This was proved by the use of paired sample T test. Through frequency analysis it was found that there was a positive impact of experiential learning method. The study proved that experiential learning in language classroom helped the L2 little learners improve their communication skills where the research scholar brought out interaction in the students thus resulting in improving their communication skills in English.
How to cite this article:
Caroline Satur and Dr. Sunil Gouraha. Experiential learning-its impact on communication skills in class six students of Bilaspur district. International Journal of Applied Research. 2020; 6(5): 454-456.