Presentation Proposals for GLoCALL 2021

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Main presenter
Dr. Hoo Keat WONG
University of Nottingham Malaysia (Cheras, Malaysia)
Presenter [2]
Prof. THANG Thang Siew Ming HELP University, Kuala Lumpur
Presenter [3]
Ms. Rosalind A/K Ahju AHJU HELP University, Malaysia
Presenter [4]
Dr. LOO Loo Foo Lan HELP University, Kuala Lumpur
Presenter [5]
Mr. SUE Chee Hao HELP University Malaysia
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Presentation title
Investigating prereaders’ visual attention and story comprehension ability with a congruent/incongruent paradigm: An eye-tracking study
Presentation abstract
Sharing picture storybooks with young children is one of the useful sources of developing literacy skills. Due to the cross-channel connections between auditory representations and pictorial representations, it is generally belief that the presentation of narration that is coherent with the picture and text content may add to children’s story comprehension. In this presentation we will present an eye tracking study conducted on 22 four–five-year-old Malaysian prereaders. They were tested for story comprehension ability while their eye movements were being recorded to find out to what extent the inclusion of pictures facilitates understanding of the narration and influence looking pattern. Each of the children listened to brief stories in four conditions: (a) only static text with narration, (b) oral narration and a picture that was congruent with the narration, (c) oral narration and an incongruent picture, and (d) only picture with text but no oral narration. To test if children make an association between narration and visual images during storybook reading, their recorded eye movements, which could reflect processing of relevant/irrelevant visual depictions, were statistically analysed. Based on the associations between looking strategies, story comprehension scores, and vocabulary skills, in this paper presentation, we will discuss the implications for creating digital picture storybooks (e.g., implementing additional stimulus manipulations to promote the integration of the narrative and nonverbal information when listening to storybooks).
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story comprehension; visual attention; prereaders; vocabulary learning
Application of technology to the language classroom
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Hoo Keat Wong
Submitted: Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 12:13 AM [JST]
Modified: Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:09 PM [JST]
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