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Cooperative learning as an alternative approach to language learning in the 21st century: research review

Mahbib, Umi Kaltom and Esa, Ahmad (2015) Cooperative learning as an alternative approach to language learning in the 21st century: research review. In: International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE) Conference 2015, 1 – 3 Oktober 2015, Univerisity College Lillebaelt, Odense, Denmark.

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There are weaknesses in English among primary school students, although various methods have been used by teachers. Past studies have found that teachers can incorporate or combine different learning methods with cooperative learning as a method of cooperative learning is the basic for learning activities in groups. Students more easily grasp the subject matter is given the chance to learn through experience and learning to work together, build team spirit and mutual need to need each other. This study was to examine the effectiveness of cooperative learning methods in English language teaching in primary schools with a focus on listening and speaking skills in English according to English year three in elementary school. Quasi Experimental methods shall be carried out on 15 students in the experimental group and 15 in the control group. We will assess the quasi-experimental comparison group design with pretest- posttest. The experimental group received instructions cooperative learning, while the control group will receive traditional classroom instruction. Both groups will be governed by achievement tests in English Language Year Three primary school in listening and speaking skills, particularly among students that are slow. The results are expected to show a statistically significant difference in the understanding of cooperative learning teaching listening and speaking in English, especially among students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative learning methods; traditional methods of learning; English speaking;listening skills in English;motivation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 04:25
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 04:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7995
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