Thursday, May 1, 2014

ACTION RESEARCH: Helping Pupils Master The KVKVK Skill With eTAM Phonetic Syllables Module

Helping Pupils Master The KVKVK Skill With
eTAM Phonetic Syllables Module (eTAM: e Teaching Aids Multimedia)

SK Sungai Haji Dorani, Sungai Besar, Selangor
Office No: 03-32243967     Mobile: 013-4803169
Presenter of Seminar Kajian Tindakan Negeri Selangor 2012
Participant of The 4th Thailand-Malaysia Joint Educational Research Conference 2012


The research was conducted to help pupils master their spelling, segmenting, blending and writing of the phonetic syllables skills in the KV+KVK  ( K-Consonant  V-Vowel ) words such as "kipas" through the investigative approach and interactive aids and hence, the eTAM Phonetic Syllables Module. It studies the effectiveness of the approach and also the understanding and mastering of the phonetic syllables of the KVK in the long term as this has been the main problem for remedial students in learning the Bahasa Melayu. The research was conducted on 10 remedial students from Year 1, 2 and 3. There are three main focus in the research. Firstly, to stimulate students to think and blend the words and identify the pattern and relationship of phonemic sounds which are similar to the phonetic syllables found in the KV+KVK words. Secondly, to encourage pupils to give examples of words which have similar phonetic sounds given by the teacher. Thirdly, to test whether the pupils can construct correctly the KV+KVK words initially based on images or pictures given and followed by words given by the teacher orally. The research starts from 2 May 2013 until 16 July 2013 through conducting observations, oral tests, post test, implementation and analysis of the findings. Finally, I found that there is an improvement in the pupil’s KV+KVK skills. In the oral tests, pupils were able to spell and pronounce correctly 8 out of 10 of the KV+KVK words which have different phonetic syllables compared to only 3 out of 10 before. Also in the written test, it shows that 81% of the pupils were able to master through the usage of the eTAM Phonetic Syllables Module.