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Improving Semantic Association through Brainstorming Activities

Elenita P. Galvez
College of Arts and Letters Department of English Bulacan State University, Malolos Bulacan, Philippines

Abstract—Children with semantic difficulty have a very hard time in understanding logical ideas relating to meaning. Enriching vocabularies to gain better chance of expressing oneself meaningfully in oral and in written forms could be done with brainstorming activities. To understand better, there is a need to improve skills on semantics; the interpretation and meaning of words put together, sentence structures and symbols. The researcher found the use of brainstorming activities a means to improve students’ semantic association. Such activities give each group participant to bring out ideas openly with no hesitation to criticisms. These exercises serve as a tool in making students speak before a group to allow wilder ideas be brought into open which unconsciously improve semantic association. The researcher opts for a descriptive method through observation of the brainstorming activities, how students relate to the issues and how they will stand for their individual thoughts depending on their beliefs, educational background, cultural orientation, and social status.
Index Terms—Semantic association, semantic difficulties, brainstorming activities

Cite: Elenita P. Galvez, "Improving Semantic Association through Brainstorming Activities," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 151-155, June 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.4.2.151-155