TEST OF ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES: ANALYZING ITS WASHBACK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING (A Case Study at the Language Center of Universitas Sebelas Maret)

WAHYUDI, DIDIK TRI (2018) TEST OF ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES: ANALYZING ITS WASHBACK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING (A Case Study at the Language Center of Universitas Sebelas Maret). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The main objective of the research is to find out what kind of washback does Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) have on (1) teachers’ teaching attitude; and (2) students’ learning attitude and test-preparation strategies. The design of the research was case study. This research was conducted in TEAP preparation course at the language center of Sebelas Maret University. The participants of this research were 10 teachers (2 males and 8 females) of TEAP preparation course who had more than 5-year experience in teaching. 2 of them were interviewed. The other participants were 72 students (21 males and 51 females). 4 participants were chosen as the interviewees by purposive sampling. They were chosen by their class teacher and the researcher. The main ways to get the data in this research are the triangulation of questionnaire, interview, and observation. The questionnaires were filled out by 72 students and 10 teachers. The researcher then interviewed 4 students and 2 teachers with the similar questions in questionnaire. Observation was also employed to achieve the trustworthiness of the data, especially for the behavior of the teachers and the students. The data were then analyzed using the flow model of Miles and Hubberman consisting of data collection, data description, data analysis, and conclusion drawing. Referring to the results of the analyses, it can be concluded that: (1) TEAP has positive and negative washback on the teachers’ teaching attitude; (2) TEAP has positive and negative washback on the students’ learning attitude; (2) TEAP has positive washback on the students’ test-preparation strategies; Based on the research findings, it can be concluded that in general TEAP has positive washback on teaching and learning. However, the teachers and students still have anxiety towards the test. To deal with the anxiety, it is recommended to collect the feedbacks from the candidates of the students about TEAP as a way to evaluate the effectiveness of the test that will have positive washback on teaching and learning; and to socialize the importance of TEAP for the students.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pascasarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: Yusuf Fadlila R
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 01:59
    Last Modified: 28 May 2018 01:59
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/41260

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