عبدالرحمن محمد عبدالرحمن الشبيب

 


      
 
الاسم الاول: 
عبدالرحمن
اسم العائلة: 
الشبيب
الدرجة العلمية: 
دكتوراة
مجال الدراسة: 
العلوم الإنسانية والإجتماعية
المؤسسة التعليمية: 
University of Wolverhampton

 

 

مجال التميز

تميز دراسي وبحثي + جائزة تفوقية

 

 

البحوث المنشورة

 

البحث (1):

 

عنوان البحث:

EFL Learners’ Attitudes towards the Proper Pronunciation of English and Podcasts as a Facilitator of Proper Pronunciation

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تاريخ النشر:

26/03/2017

موجز عن البحث:

 

The aim of this study is to examine the attitudes of Saudi students of English towards proper pronunciation, and podcasts as a facilitator of proper pronunciation. It will discover the importance given to correct pronunciation, as well as gauging learners’ attitudes towards the possibility of introducing podcasts as a new language input tool for facilitating improvements in pronunciation. To achieve this, the previous literature in this area is reviewed, followed by presenting the results and analysing the data from an attitudinal questionnaire distributed amongst 23 Level 3 Saudi EFL learners from the department of English at Imam University. The questionnaire is divided into two parts- one concerning proper pronunciation, and the other podcasts. The data analysis shows that the participants, in spite of the low rate of improvement in their pronunciation, have positive attitudes towards the proper pronunciation of English. This outcome is compatible with previous studies` results, which assert that having a positive attitude towards a particular language and its speakers can improve pronunciation. The students were presented with a total of five podcasts related to their speaking and listening textbook for use over an eight week period, and at the end of this time they were requested to complete the questionnaire. The findings support the usefulness of examining learners` attitudes towards new Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) applications before using them in a practical way. The results show a high rate of acceptance of podcasts and that, overall, the students have positive attitudes towards them. 

 

 

البحث (2): 

 

عنوان البحث:

English for Specific Purposes: A Study Investigating the Mismatch between the “Cutting Edge” Course Book and the Needs of Prince Sultan Air Base Students 

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تاريخ النشر:

04/09/2017

موجز عن البحث:

 

Needs analysis is generally believed to be important in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) context because it enables practitioners and material writers to find out about their learners’ needs. Thus, the main research question focuses on the perceived English language needs of the learners at Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), and the study involves an investigation into the mismatch between the Cutting Edge course book and the needs of PSAB students. A total of 70 students from different technical sections at Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Saudi Arabia participated in the study. Two types of data collection methods were used in this study: quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interviews). The results obtained reveal that the current course book being used at PSAB does not meet their needs because the activities provided are not relevant to the specific context of their field, which is mainly military and aviation. Finding and adapting a textbook that is clearly linked to these students’ needs and to the course objectives is suggested as one possible solution. In the context of PSAB, data from the interviews and surveys shows the need to assess the content of the course book in relation to the needs of the learners. It also indicates the strong demand of the students for supplementary materials that provide linguistic input to match their needs.  Finally, offering supplementary materials and content-based instructions for those students would help to bridge the gap between language training and practical performance needs in real situations. 

 

 

المؤتمرات العلمية:

 

المؤتمر (1):

 

عنوان المؤتمر:

Social Media in the Arab World

تاريخ الإنعقاد:

03/06/2016

مكان الإنعقاد:

Reading, UK

طبيعة المشاركة:

Paper presentation

عنوان المشاركة:

EFL Saudi Students’ Use of Twitter for Vocabulary Learning

ملخص المشاركة:

 

Vocabulary is one of the elements that links the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening and is very critical in learning a foreign language. This study aims to determine how Saudi Arabia EFL students learn English vocabulary via Twitter. The context/sample of the study were male Saudi students at Al-Imam University, Saudi Arabia. The study adopts a mixed research design, mainly questionnaire and semi-structured interviews, in collecting and analysing data. The results of the study provide several opportunities for vocabulary learning. Moreover, the study helps teachers consider the possibilities of using Twitter further and perhaps to develop new approaches to vocabulary teaching and support students in what they do with social media.

 

 

المؤتمر (2):

 

عنوان المؤتمر:

The ICCSCLIL 2018: 20th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Individual Learning 

تاريخ الإنعقاد:

15/03/2018

مكان الإنعقاد:

London, UK

طبيعة المشاركة:

Paper presentation

عنوان المشاركة:

The Use of Mobile Social Media Applications for Language Learning, a Case Study of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

ملخص المشاركة:

 

The rapid increase in the use of technology in daily life and its growing affordability has changed our lifestyles dramatically. It is primarily the affordability of these mobile devices that have led to their wide use and acceptance around the globe and Saudi Arabia is no exception. The idea of integrating technology in education has been a remarkable interest for the last decade and many countries have implemented new projects to acquaint students with educational technologies. Recently, the minister of Education in Saudi Arabia has announced that there will be no more of textbooks, and thus electronic books via mobile devices will be used as alternatives/substitutes. The proposed study was divided into two phases; phase I (pilot study) which provided important background for the main (empirical) study. A design-based research was employed in both phases, phase I is a short period to test and refine the main study. The aim of research is to investigate students’ current experiences and perceptions and learning principles towards learning English via social media mobile applications at Al-Imam University, Saudi Arabia. Pilot study was analysed and initial findings were written accordingly. Major initial findings were that Saudi culture has further effects on the way the students deal with one another and any communication between the students and their lecturers. Grounded Theory was used as the theoretical approach to investigate the collected data. The main motivation for the use of this theory was that the findings gained can be valid and reliable in respect of representing real-world settings. In addition, the stories that are told through this approach are context-specific, detailed, and robustly connected to the data.

 

 

جوائز التكريم:

 

الجائزة (1):

 

مسمى الجائزة:

WASET Best Presentation Award

الجهة المانحة:

WASET

تاريخ الجائزة:

16/03/2018

مجال التكريم:

 

Best Presentation of the paper: The Use of Mobile Social Media Applications for Language Learning, a Case Study of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia in the ICCSCLIL 2018: 20th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Individual Learning.

 

 

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