Year 2019, Volume 7 , Issue 13, Pages 1 - 12 2019-04-30

A Case Study on Students’ Identity Perceptions Using Literary Sources in Reading Courses
A Case Study on Students’ Identity Perceptions Using Literary Sources in Reading Courses

Yıldırım ÖZSEVGEÇ [1] , Volkan MUTLU [2]


Literary works are conventional materials used in reading lessons because of their accessibility and ease of use. Regarding that situation, the purpose of this study is to gather the prep class students’ perceptions about literary works as course materials and examine the data by taking into consideration the national identity and class distinction. In this case study, JaneAusten’s two novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are discussed in reading lessons in prep classes. At the end of this process, 36 students are asked to complete an unstructured form to express their thoughts on these books. As the results show, half of the students state that choosing literary sources make them aware of author’s intentions, and the contextual factors such as the political, social, and historical background of the text. Students generally read novels, but they do not give importance to reading these novels in English or reading literary sources which will be a preliminary preparation for their department.

Literary works are conventional materials used in reading lessons because of their accessibility and ease of use. Regarding that situation, the purpose of this study is to gather the prep class students’ perceptions about literary works as course materials and examine the data by taking into consideration the national identity and class distinction. In this case study, JaneAusten’s two novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are discussed in reading lessons in prep classes. At the end of this process, 36 students are asked to complete an unstructured form to express their thoughts on these books. As the results show, half of the students state that choosing literary sources make them aware of author’s intentions, and the contextual factors such as the political, social, and historical background of the text. Students generally read novels, but they do not give importance to reading these novels in English or reading literary sources which will be a preliminary preparation for their department.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Published Date April
Journal Section Full Length Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8612-2636
Author: Yıldırım ÖZSEVGEÇ (Primary Author)
Institution: RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, FEN-EDEBİYAT FAKÜLTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9674-2110
Author: Volkan MUTLU
Institution: RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, YABANCI DİLLER YÜKSEKOKULU
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : June 6, 2018
Acceptance Date : July 19, 2018
Publication Date : April 30, 2019

APA ÖZSEVGEÇ, Y , MUTLU, V . (2019). A Case Study on Students’ Identity Perceptions Using Literary Sources in Reading Courses. Journal of Computer and Education Research , 7 (13) , 1-12 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jcer/issue/44941/431243