THE POTENCIAL OF USING SMARTPHONE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SECUNDARY SCHOOLS

Mphatso Imwa

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This article systematically reviews the literature on the Potential of using Smartphone in teaching and learning of English Language in secondary schools. It focuses on the benefits, perceptions, challenges, and solutions towards incorporating smartphones in secondary school education. Through online research, 9 empirical and theoretical articles, case studies, and surveys defending the use of a smartphone in teaching and learning of English language in secondary schools were analyzed. The results from the study show that smartphones do have potential at improving teaching and learning of English amongst the teachers and learners in secondary schools. However, it is revealed also that there is need to establish effective pedagogical ways of using the smartphones in order to reduce indiscipline, distraction, and cases of cyberbullying. 


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Smartphone, English, secondary school

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Bllaca, N. (2016). Smartphone use in English Language Learning. In Smartphone use in English Language Learning (pp. 305-315). International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture. Retrieved May 8, 2018, from https://dspace.aab-edu.net/bitstream/handle/123456789/306/30-Nuhi-Bllaca-Smartphone-use-in-English-Language-Learning.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.

Chhikara, M. (2015). Use of Tablets and Smart Phones Towards Learning English as A Foreign Language. Indian Journal of Research, 4(7), 16-17. Retrieved July 08, 2018, from https://www.worldwidejournals.com/paripex/recent_issues_pdf/2015/July/July_2015_1435994033__07.pdf.

Cochrane, T., & Bateman, R. (2010). Smartphones give you wings: Pedagogical affordances of mobile Web 2.0. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26 (1). doi:10.14742/ajet.1098

Fakokunde, J. B. (2017). Secondary school students’ awareness and use of mobile phones for academic purpose. Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, 4(1), 83 - 93. Retrieved from http://ejupunescochair.lis.upatras.gr/index.php/ejupUNESCOchair/index

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Norton, J. (2014, May 19). How students can use mobiles to learn English. Retrieved May 08, 2018, from https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/teaching-tips-how-students-can-use-mobiles-to-learn-english

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12957/redoc.2019.36929

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