Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Terence C Ahern
John M Oughton
Steven D Rinehart
Thomas S Sloane
This study aimed at expanding the examination of a narrative structure by using short 2D short animated movies in an ESL learning (L2) environment. Employing an experimental design, this study investigated whether there was an effect of narrative structure that was sequenced in a linear, a simple non-linear and a complex non-linear manner on ESL learners' recall and comprehension of stories. The independent between-groups ANOVA yielded a statistically significant effect on recall and comprehension. As a summary, the result of this investigation found that there was an effect of narrative structure of animated movies on ESL learners' recall and comprehension of stories, which showed that the information that followed a linear (sequential) order of narrative structure was better recalled and comprehended than those that were not linear.
Abu Hassan Shaari, Noriza, "Effect of Narrative Structure of Animated Movies on ESL Learners' Recall and Comprehension of Stories" (2016). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5022.