This study investigates whether the learning strategy of Peer Presentations may positively influence an English Language Learnerâ€™s (ELL's) relationship with peers, and personal perspec-tives with pertinence to the sciences, public discourse, and their institution. Data collection in-struments included a developed pre- and post-sociometric survey to quantitate each classroom's social status, and a pre- and post-qualitative oral interview to acquire individual perceptions con-cerning enjoyment and contentment of academic topics. Three ELLs from two learning environ-ments participated with the eight day intervention, comprising of 45 minute instructive sessions to become proficient with demonstrating an arrangement of invigorating yet harmless scientific experiments. After the Peer Presentation, analysis of pre- and post-sociometric results demon-strated an overall increase of more intimate friendships. Examination of the ELLs' oral inter-view responses indicated growth of enjoyment regarding their institution and public discourse. Overall recommendations and suggestions of utilizing Peer Presentations are discussed for those involved with educating students.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Education and Human Performance; Education and Human Performance -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Roy, Courtney, "What is the Efficacy of Peer Presentation for English Languag Learners?" (2014). HIM 1990-2015. 1648.