A STUDY OF ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE ABILITY OF GRADE 6 STUDENTS BY BRAIN BASED LEARNING
The purposes of this research were to 1) compare English communicative ability of grade 6 students before and after using Brain Based Learning (BBL) 2) compare English communicative ability of grade 6 students after using BBL with 70% criterion. The samples were 8 grade 6 students studying English course in the second semester of 2016 academic year at Ban Lumngoen School, Pakthongchai District, Nakhonratchasima Province. The sample group was selected by purposive random sampling. The research instruments consisted of 4 lesson plans using BBL, 10 items of English listening ability test, 1 item of speaking ability test, 20 items of English reading ability test and 1 item of writing ability test. The data were analyzed by mean ( ), percentage, standard deviation (S.D.) and Wilcoxon signed ranks test.
The results indicated that 1) the average score of English communicative ability of students before and after using BBL were 12.63 or 25.25% and 35.75 or 71.50%, respectively increased 23.12 or 46.24%. English communicative ability of students after learning by using Brain Based Learning were higher significantly than before at 0.05 level, and 2) English communicative ability of students after learning by using BBL was higher significantly than 70% criterion at 0.05 level.
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