Friendly Learning Environment

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The issue that this study addresses is the lack of a friendly learning environment in the Korean elementary school English classroom. To address this problem, the purpose of this study will be exploring the expectations of the parents, attitudes towards learning in English, and perceptions of what education is. To gather data, interviews with parents should be conducted. Parents will be also asked what friendly and cooperative learning means to them. The interviews should also be transcribed and analyzed. The data will be reviewed using the following three constructs and may lead to the following 3 themes: Goal orientation, social support and self-efficacy. To prevent students from adopting performance-avoidance goals, teachers should help…show more content…
A positive learning environment in which personal values are respected, and in which the student is allowed to interact freely with other learners, with the teacher, and with the learning materials is a desirable situation for learners (Finch, 2001).
Data to be collected
Indicating the deficiencies in the studies relates to what is actually going on in
classrooms in South Korea. None of the papers deal with what students gain or believe that they are gaining in the classroom. Without this, it is difficult to say what education in Korea actually is. Parent’s perceptions will help describe what education is (Kim-Renaud, Grinker, Larsen, 2005).
Themes or statistical results
Parent’s perceptions of education have been affected by the placement of students into levels of ability rather than mentality or mental age. Korean students are not placed in a group learning situation in which discussion with their peers can foster a sense of interactive learning that is impossible to achieve in a teacher-centered environment. They are prohibited the opportunity to argue, discuss, and suggest, all enriching activities that can strengthen the brain’s ability to assimilate more complex thought (Kim, 2005).
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I also believe that having a Master’s degree in Korea is a very profitable and wise decision as Koreans continue to emphasize the importance of English education. My own Education will open up many doors for me in Korea. I wake up every day and say to myself that I will go out and do my best regardless of my circumstances.
Let's do our best and allow ourselves to be guided by the direction of God. I am so very grateful to Korea and I want to personally thank all for blessing me with so many experiences that have allowed me to grow and become a better person. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and feel that with hard work and perseverance I can accomplish much and fulfill my dreams.
I have been lucky enough to have taught thousands of Korean ESL Elementary students since 2001. I am therefore able to live by this motto "Strive to be the best you can be regardless of your circumstances." I want to thank you for giving me the chance to help your children achieve all of their hopes, goals, and dreams. Our schools are schools of love, hope and
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