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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2017, 17 - : 251-260 Back to browse issues page
Academic Achievement and Attitude of Nursing Students in Three Different Approaches to Teaching English
Ayoub Garshasbi , Elham Khorsand, Ali Taghizadeh
Shahid Beheshti University , auob1001@gmail.com
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Introduction: The need for English proficiency as an international language and the means to obtain new scientific information is highly felt. Undoubtedly, one of the most important factors affecting language learning is the teaching method. Hence, the purpose of this study was to explore the effects of traditional teaching, blended learning, and virtual education on students’ achievement and their attitudes in Jondishapoor University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This quasi-experimental research examined the independent variable teaching methods (traditional teaching, blended learning and virtual education) and the two dependent variables academic achievement and attitude towards the approaches. 37 nursing students taking English course were randomly divided into three groups. A researcher-made 45-item questionnaire whose validity and reliability had been confirmed was used to measure attitude. Data were analyzed using ANOVA and post-hoc Tukey test.
Results: Results indicated that there were significant differences among the teaching methods in the achievement test scores in favor of blended learning. In addition, students’ attitudes towards the blended method was more positive compared to traditional and virtual methods (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Blended and virtual methods of teaching can be used to enhance student’s academic achievement in English learning.

Keywords: E-learning, blended learning, pedagogical approaches, teaching method
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2016/05/30 | Accepted: 2017/03/29 | Published: 2017/10/25
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Garshasbi A, Khorsand E, Taghizadeh A. Academic Achievement and Attitude of Nursing Students in Three Different Approaches to Teaching English. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2017; 17 :251-260
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