To Give is Better than to Receive: Islamic Charity Concept of Philanthropy Applied in EFL Writing

Indah, Rohmani Nur (2013) To Give is Better than to Receive: Islamic Charity Concept of Philanthropy Applied in EFL Writing. In: Character Building in English Language Teaching. Naila Pustaka, Yogyakarta, pp. 156-170. ISBN 978-602-17072-9-6

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Abstract

Islam encourages the sharing of wealth with others and helps people to stand on their own and become productive members of the society. The term ‘wealth’ does not only refer to financial matters but also to several other types of sustenance like knowledge and expertise. In English as Foreign Language (EFL) context, the provision of help can be done through peer review. Although peer review has been shown to be beneficial in many writing classrooms, the benefits of peer review to the reviewer, or the student giving feedback, has not been thoroughly investigated in EFL context. Hence, the benefit of giving contribution not only in the form of material but also ideas is rooted from Islamic charity concept of philanthropy. The study found that in improving student writing, giving peer feedback gives more benefit than receiving one. This demonstrates that to give is better than to receive as supported by Islamic principles. The study was conducted at English Department writing classes at UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. An analysis on the gains in writing ability measured from writing essays collected at the beginning and end of the semester to see whether or not the reviewers made more significant gains in their own writing over the course of the semester.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 09:29

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