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The IUP Journal of English Studies :
Storytelling: Creating a Positive Attitude Toward Narration Among Engineering Graduates
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Narration is a sequence of events providing order in which the content is told. It helps to improve cognitive understanding. For engineering students, creativity is essential in their innovations and applications (Constantino et al. 2010). Engineering students have to present the data with explanation closest to the context. Narration is an essential trait for engineering students that can be nurtured by storytelling. This paper focuses on the attitudinal change toward narration which is enhanced through storytelling. Storytelling has created a positive attitude toward narration among engineering students. To meet the objectives of the study, the attitude scale developed by Abidin, Pour-Mohammadi, and Alzwari (2012), interviews, and observation were used to collect qualitative data. It is a study about the attitudinal change toward English language, and it explores the creative process of two engineering students toward narration. The findings of the study suggest that storytelling is a powerful tool in inculcating a positive attitude toward narration and creating more engaging and exciting learning environments.

 
 
 

It is important for all engineering students to exhibit their talent in narrating an incident at the time of placement. In order to enhance this skill, storytelling tool is used. This study is about the attitudinal change toward English language, and it explores the creative process of two engineering students toward narration. A seventeen-year-old first year student and a twenty-year-old final year student pursuing engineering degree were chosen for the study. The former was average in his studies and the latter was above average. The duration of the study was one week. The attitude scale developed by Abidin, Pour-Mohammadi, and Alzwari (2012), which contains forty-five items, was used for the study. The reliability of the questionnaire used in the study was found using Test-Retest method in order to have an accurate interpretation of the results. Data sources also include Storytelling-Based Learning (SBL) and Organizing Questions with Response Themes as Small Stories developed by Karanian, Kress, and Sadler (2009). The findings of the study showed that both students exhibited preparation. The final year student prepared extensively and was different in narrating the story and was not easily satisfied with her work. On the other hand, the first year student was able to manage his work through trial and error and did not care much while narrating the story and was satisfied with his work. Both exhibited more positive attitude toward English language and narration through storytelling.

 
 
 

Storytelling, Positive Attitude, Narration Among Engineering Graduates