Project Title Critical Reflection through the Use of a Song
Project Category Innovation
Abstract This Critical Reflection piece was the product through listening to a song in class. This method of teaching and learning helped students to identify and learn the different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunction) in an entertaining manner. This method was innovated because students often do not reflect critically on their experience which is essential to build their self-esteem. In this method, a worksheet of the lyrics of a song entitled “That’s the Way It is” with some blanks to be filled was distributed to students. The song was played twice and students filled in the blanks with the different parts of speech. Next, the lecturer discussed the answers with the students. Those who obtained the highest marks would be the winners. This was followed by the writing of a critical reflection based on the message of the song. After that, students orally shared their critical reflection piece with the whole class. This approach to teaching is valuable as it has yet to be incorporated into the curriculum in schools and higher institutions of learning to teach English Language more effectively. This critical reflection piece allows students to reflect on and utilize their knowledge to express their thoughts critically in written form. It has great impact for educators and parents as it helps to produce self-confident young critical thinkers.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2015-01-16


Staff Status
Sandra Sim Phek Lin, Dr. Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Certified by Deputy Rector PJI 2013-12-16 Campus Certified by Deputy Rector PJI UiTM Sarawak