Edutainment Tendencies among EFL Learners at the University of Halabja\ Department of English Language

  • Omar Fouad Ghafor Department of English Language, College of Languages, University of Human Development, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Goran Omar Mustafa Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Halabja, Halabja, Kurdistan Region,Iraq
  • Hedayat Muhamad Ahmad Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Halabja, Halabja, Kurdistan Region,Iraq

Abstract

In recent years, the concept of edutainment has been introduced to the field of education. It is a blended word which has been formed from education and entertainment. The lion aim of this blending is to enhance the process of education through entertainment materials. The researchers have applied this concept to investigate students’ tendencies to use various entertaining materials in their learning process at the University of Halabja\ department of English language for the academic year (2018-2019). The aim of this study is to expose the value and need of edutainment in the process of learning among these students. To achieve this goal, the researchers grounded a theoretical background about some diverged entertainment devices and their impacts on students' learning achievements. Then, formed an academic questionnaire to detect the scope of the use of entertainment sources by these students and the knock of them over their learning achievements. At the end, they analyzed and sieved the results of this questionnaire and concluded the study with their proper recommendations.

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Published
2019-07-15
How to Cite
GHAFOR, Omar Fouad; MUSTAFA, Goran Omar; AHMAD, Hedayat Muhamad. Edutainment Tendencies among EFL Learners at the University of Halabja\ Department of English Language. Journal of University of Human Development, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 65-72, july 2019. ISSN 2411-7765. Available at: <http://journals.uhd.edu.iq/index.php/juhd/article/view/403>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21928/juhd.v5n3y2019.pp65-72.
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