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Original article | Base for Electronic Educational Sciences 2021, Vol. 2(2) 11-30

Evaluate the Impact of Project-Based Learning Strategy on Vocabulary Acquisition: An Experimental Study among Palestinian Students in Gaza

Amjad Joma, Safa Migdad & Abdullah Al Tobi

pp. 11 - 30   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/bedu.2021.381.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2110-19-0003

Published online: September 30, 2021  |   Number of Views: 60  |  Number of Download: 635


Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the project-based learning strategy on developing third graders' vocabulary achievement level in the subject of English. The research questions were addressed using the experimental approach. The researchers purposively sampled 76 third graders from AlZaitun Co-ed Elementary C School in Gaza and randomly sampled two classes of third graders. Participants  were  divided  into  two  equivalent  groups,  each  consisting  of  38 students. The Project–based learning strategy was used in teaching the experimental group, whereas the traditional method was used for the control group. The study tool consisted of a pre-post achievement test. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Independent samples t-test and effect size were used in the analysis. Results revealed higher mean scores in vocabulary for the experimental group in the post-application test. The researchers attributed these findings to the project–based learning strategy and recommended its use in teaching English to develop vocabulary. 

Keywords: Project-based learning, Palestinian students, vocabulary.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Joma, A., Migdad, S. & Tobi, A.A. (2021). Evaluate the Impact of Project-Based Learning Strategy on Vocabulary Acquisition: An Experimental Study among Palestinian Students in Gaza . Base for Electronic Educational Sciences, 2(2), 11-30. doi: 10.29329/bedu.2021.381.2

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Joma, A., Migdad, S. and Tobi, A. (2021). Evaluate the Impact of Project-Based Learning Strategy on Vocabulary Acquisition: An Experimental Study among Palestinian Students in Gaza . Base for Electronic Educational Sciences, 2(2), pp. 11-30.

Chicago 16th edition
Joma, Amjad, Safa Migdad and Abdullah Al Tobi (2021). "Evaluate the Impact of Project-Based Learning Strategy on Vocabulary Acquisition: An Experimental Study among Palestinian Students in Gaza ". Base for Electronic Educational Sciences 2 (2):11-30. doi:10.29329/bedu.2021.381.2.

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