Self-directed learning in spoken grammar activities using poster presentation

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(1) * Neni Marlina   
Teachers Education Faculty, Universitas Siliwangi Tasikmalaya

(2)  Nita Sari Narulita Dewi   
Teacher Education Faculty, Universitas Siliwangi

(3)  Yusup Supriyono    
Teacher Education Faculty, Universitas Siliwangi

(*) Corresponding Author


Looking for opportunities to let learners take charge of their learning autonomously is a pivotal responsibility for the teacher. This study aims at visualizing learners’ self-directed learning in grammar in spoken discourse classroom through poster presentation. Poster presentations which are given to a small group repeatedly has contribution to cultivate not only their speaking opportunities but also self-directed learning, , critical reflection, and independent action. A small group poster presenter consisting of 4 members is recruited as participants of the study. Learners’ journals and a 45 minute-video observation are analyzed using thematic analysis dealing with learners’ self-directed learning. The findings reveal that through poster presentation, the learners’ self-directed learning is portrayed as they select appropriate activities and strategies to present the material by searching from a number of resources, prepare their performance when they want to present, and handle questions or arguments from visitors. Those findings learners’ self-motivation, self- responsibility, and also self-management in learning. This study provides information that the learners should be given opportunities to experience learning meaningfully that fosters their learning autonomy to achieve meaningful learning success.


  • Learners need meaningful tasks that facilitate their learning autonomy.

  • Poster presentation fosters learners’ motivation, self-responsibility, and self-management learning as foundations of learners’ self-directed learning.

  • The use of poster presentations should continue to be used and developed in order to provide many benefits for learners.


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Marlina, N., Dewi, N. S. N., & Supriyono , Y. (2020). Self-directed learning in spoken grammar activities using poster presentation. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 5(2), 171-176.


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