Cognitive Engagement and Motoric Involvement in Learning: An Experiment on the Effect of Interaction Story Game on English Listening Comprehension in EFL Context

Berlin Sibarani


This study was intended to find out the significant effect of cognitive engagement and motoric involvement in listening comprehension. Interaction Story Game (ISG) was applied in an experimental group, consisting of 30 students, to promote cognitive and motoric involvement in listening comprehension. While to the control group, conventional technique was applied. The result of the study showed that the experimental group achieved significantly better listening comprehension than the control group did. The empirical evidence verified that cognitive engagement and motoric involvement significantly affected listening comprehension achievement. It also proved that ISG could increase the students’ cognitive engagement and motoric involvement. Deeper concentration on the instructor’s instruction, high competitiveness among the players, complexity of the game challenge and high motivation to win the game were some aspects enabling the ISG to promote cognitive engagement. The players’ activity to press the buttons and control the mouse of the ISG caused the students to get high motoric involvement.

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English Linguistics Research
ISSN 1927-6028 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6036 (Online)

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