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Genre-based Approach to Teaching Writing in the Thai High Schools
Wilawan Gawichai, Sarapeepittayakom School, Thailand
Developing writing skills to a more advanced level is essential for
high school learners. In the context of Thai high schools, this essence
has not yet been fulfilled. It is viewed that teaching/learning writing
is a complicated task and unprofitable to the examination to Thai universities.
Hence, the promotion of increased attention to teaching/learning writing
This study aims at exploring the implications of the genre-based approach
to the teaching of writing in a Thai high-school context ans assessing
the extent to which written outcomes of students improved as a result of
implementing the approach. This paper highlights the reflection of
classroom observations from learners and colleagues. They confirm
that the approach enabled them to find a better direction and to learn
about purpose and structure in writing.