The Development of a Novel Using Storytelling Technique as a Learning Tool in Promoting Student Engagement and Satisfaction


The purposes were to 1) develop a novel using storytelling technique as a learning tool 2) examine student engagement and satisfaction. The purposive sample group was 24 students. The research instruments were 1) a developed novel 2) a questionnaire collecting expert opinions towards appropriateness 3) an observation checklist towards student engagement 4) a questionnaire towards student satisfaction. Statistical methods used were content analysis, mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage. The results were summarized as the following: 1) The developed novel consisted of 7 chapters with 69 pages. There were 6 main steps to develop a novel. First, the topic was chosen. Second, key concepts were used. Third, the plot and theme were planned. Fourth, the scenes were set. Fifth, the characters were introduced. Sixth, the story was written in a form of a novel. It was verified by experts as appropriate (X = 4.54, S.D. = 0.44) at a very high level. 2) Most of students engaged in learning activities. Student satisfaction was at a high level (X = 4.36, S.D. = 0.49). Students found the developed novel as a new, interesting and fun learning tool to remember, understand and retain content knowledge. In conclusion, the developed novel yielded a positive impact on student engagement and satisfaction. Therefore, it can be used as a powerful learning tool to engage students and promote student satisfaction for better learning.

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Patchara Vanichvasin, Kasetsart University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2018
Stream: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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